Innovate and Protect: A Deep Dive into the Patenting Process

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 1:45pm

Building 4, 149
182 MEMORIAL DR (REAR), Cambridge, MA 02139

So, you've submitted your invention disclosure, spoken with patent counsel, and reviewed the application. What happens next?

This session will review the process that your application will undergo at the USPTO. We will cover, among other topics, some history, the Examiner’s role, prior art rejections, and the claims. We hope you will come away from this session with an understanding of how you can best contribute to the success of your patent application.

About the Speaker:

Paul Sorkin: Paul Sorkin is a Patent Attorney who worked in private practice and in-house at a major computer corporation prior to joining MIT TLO. He has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and successfully obtained protection in diverse areas including medical devices, signal processing systems, semiconductors, and network technology.

About the TLO:

Our mission is to move innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify MIT's global impact. We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, and bridge connections from MIT's research community to industry and startups, by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.

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