What should you know about Intel by fjwuxn

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									What should you know
         about
Intellectual Property?

           Katharine Ku
  Office of Technology Licensing
     Most Universities have
     Intellectual Property
            Policies
•   Patents
•   Copyrights
•   Software
•   Courseware
•   Tangible Research Property
    – Know-how
    – Maskworks
      What about patents?
• New, useful, non-obvious
• Publication
  – Foreign rights
  – US Rights
• Patent Expenses
  – $15,000-$25,000 US Patent
• 2-4 years for a patent to issue
• Inventorship determination
              Copyrights
• Original expression in fixed medium
• Copyright
  – Copy, distribute, make derivatives
  – Beware of other’s rights!
• Ownership of copyright at universities
  – Journals, articles, books, thesis
  – Courses
  – Software
• Open source/Creative Commons
  Most Universities have a
  Royalty Sharing Policy
• Inventor’s share
• Other shares
  –   University
  –   Department
  –   School
  –   Lab account
     If you get Federal
         funding…
• Bayh-Dole
  – Government royalty free license
  – US manufacture
  – Preference for small businesses
       If you get industry
       sponsored research
• Universities usually take title
• Industry wants:
  –   Nonexclusive royalty free
  –   Exclusive (royalty bearing?)
  –   Confidentiality
  –   Prepublication review
Universities worry about
conflict of interest issues
       •   Research
       •   Students
       •   Start-ups
       •   Consulting
              Consulting
• Privilege: one day per week
• Consulting Agreement
  – Usually company owns IP
  – Confidential information
• Scope of the Agreement
  – Probably keep as narrow as possible
  – University policies should prevail in case of
    disagreement
  – Some universities want to review/require
    disclosure
How we see the world of licensing……..


                              Physical Sciences
       Life Sciences




     Small Companies



                                Large Companies
       Licensed Inventions
•   Fiber Optic Amplifier
•   ADSL
•   IGBT
•   FM Music Chip
•   MINOS
•   MRI
•   Google
If you think you will invent….
• Figure out policies
• Meet your Technology Licensing Office
  – Get to know them/they get to know you
  – Ask/Disclose early
     • (before publication if you can)
• Patent and Licensing issues are complex!
  – Don’t let patents skew your academic career
Any Questions?

								
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