Introduction to Intellectual Property


Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:30


Seminar Room C700


Did you know OIST has more than 90 awarded patents?

Intellectual Property (IP) is part of your everyday creative activities. This introductory seminar will give a basic idea of IP and will also cover an overview of how OIST protects and promote our IP. 

Everyone is welcome.


I.  Introduction to intellectual Property (60 min)

  • Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
  • Commercialization Considerations
  • Practical Examples

Guest Speaker: Chris Tanner, Patent Attorney, FYPA, PLLC

Guest Speaker BIO: Chris Tanner is an experienced intellectual property attorney based in Florida, US. In his professional career, Mr. Tanner has:

  • 22 years patent prosecution experience
  • worked as a patent examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office
  • drafted and filed >450 Utility patent applications
  • been involved in the prosecution and management of >1500 Utility patent applications
  • 6 years patent litigation experience
  • 10 years trademark prosecution experience
  • 2 years trademark litigation experience, including settlement negotiations and stand-still agreements before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)

In addition, he is an inventor himself, having been awarded 7 US patents.


II.  OIST Support for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (15 min)

  • OIST Policies, Rules, and Procedures (PRP)
  • Invention Disclosure
  • Invention Evaluation Committee
  • Marketing and Licensing of Intellectual Property

Speaker: Technology Licensing Section


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

  • Proof-of-Concept Program
  • Entrepreneurship Programs and Services

Speaker: R&D Cluster Program Section and Business Development Section

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