Fundamentals of Intellectual Property for Scientists

ACS Webinars

Intellectual Property (IP) rights receive significant attention in the public discourse when movie studios, musicians, and major silicon valley companies challenge the unauthorized exploitation of their creations, but IP is just as vital to protecting scientists as they work to invent formulas, processes, and software programs to solve the world’s most complex technological challenges. Whether you are at the early stages of research or preparing to commercialize your big discovery, scientists at all stages of their careers can benefit from a fundamental understanding of IP rights and protections.

Join Katherine Rubino, Partner and Chair of Life Sciences Practice Group at Caldwell and Edgardo Mantilla, Intellectual Property Counsel at Thermo Fisher Scientific as they discuss the key fundamental concepts of IP that will include an introduction to patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. View the recording to learn the value of securing an IP portfolio to assist in your potential business transactions. This ACS Webinar is co-produced with the ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law.

What You Will Learn

  • What are the different types of intellectual properties 
  • How to select the appropriate form of IP protection 
  • What are some potential ways of thinking about the value of your IP

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What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!

I didn't realize how little I knew about the differences between different types of IP and patents. I learned more than I expected to!

Meet the Experts

Katherine Rubino
Partner & Chair, Life Sciences Practice Group, Caldwell

Edgardo Mantilla
IP Counsel, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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