Introduction to Intellectual Property


Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:00




Did you know that OIST has more than 200 awarded patents?

Intellectual Property (IP) is part of your everyday creative activities. This introductory seminar will give you a basic understanding of Intellectual Property and explain how OIST protects and promotes IP.

Program details

I. Introduction to Intellectual Property (60 min)

  • Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets (IP 101)
  • What is Intellectual Property?
  • Why is IP important?
  • Implications for researchers

Guest Speaker: Greg Kirsch, Partner - Patent Attorney and Head of the Intellectual Property Department at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

II. OIST Support for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (10 min)

  • OIST IP support
  • Resources for researchers
  • Marketing and Licensing

Presented by Paola Butler-Zanetti, Technology Licensing Section, TDIC

III. OIST Support for Technology Development and Entrepreneurship (10 min)

  • Proof-of-Concept Program
  • Entrepreneurship Support

Presented by Angela Ares Pita, R&D Cluster Section, TDIC

More information

  • Location: Online Zoom session.
  • Zoom linkhere (ID: 944 9325 9933, Pass: 151429)

Target audience

This program is suitable for any background and recommended to everyone at OIST and students of Consortium members.

Guest speaker information

Gregory J. Kirsch is a Partner and the Head of the Intellectual Property Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.

Mr. Kirsch received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1987. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1990, where he was Notes & Comments Editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly. Mr. Kirsch is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Georgia, Virginia and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Kirsch serves as patent counsel to clients ranging from large multinational corporations to small start-ups, as well as universities. His practice encompasses the entire range of patent law, including patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio development, patent opinions (infringement, validity and patentability), post grant proceedings, licensing, as well as patent litigation. He has served as a patent expert in a patent litigation matter, and has participated in patent opposition hearings at the European Patent Office. He has prepared and obtained many hundreds of patents during his career for a diverse clientele, for inventions spanning the full range of technologies, including software, business methods, computer technology, electronics, communications technology, analog and digital circuitry, medical technology, mechanics, electromechanics.

Gregory J. Kirsch


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