Protecting your Intellectual Property: An Overview of the Patent Process with Q&A
Feb 24, 2014 · 5:00 p.m. · Room 006, Friend Center, Princeton University
John F. Ritter, J.D., director of the Princeton University Technology Licensing office will be presenting a seminar on the interface between science, business and law as it relates to academic research. John will discuss intellectual property, explaining the key differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights, know-how and trade secrets. An introduction to the legal and business resources available to Princeton researchers will also be discussed. Light snacks will be provided and Q&A will be encouraged. The seminar is open to Princeton graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
John has served as a technology licensing professional at the University for 18 years. Prior to coming to Princeton, he worked as a senior licensing professional at Rutgers University and also held various sales and marketing positions in industry. He holds a B.S. in engineering from Rutgers University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a J.D. with Honors from Rutgers School of Law. A registered patent attorney, he is licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
The event is brought to you by the Princeton Graduate Engineering Council and the Office of Technology Licensing.