Patent Process: Invention Disclosure, Review, and Grant

This module introduces the R&D (Developers/Engineers/Scientists) and manufacturing personnel to the business processes by which the company ensures its technical developments are appropriately protected and that IP related risks are sufficiently managed (and that it has the freedom to operate its business). Students will learn about the key review processes, which includes the invention disclosure submission, review & approval process and patent procurement.

After completing this module, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the patent process and timeline
  • Contrast alternative strategies to patenting
  • Describe the key elements of a patent and invention disclosure
  • Complete an invention disclosure
  • Describe the patent review committee process
  • Discuss the criteria for pursuing patent protection

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