Thu, Jul 15|
IP & Commercialization 101
Get a quick introduction to patents, how to commercialize technology, and tips for start-ups.
Time & Location
Jul 15, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
About the event
This session covers the basics of Intellectual Property (IP) protection with a focus on patents. You’ll learn about the different types of IP protection available and some of the most common pitfalls to avoid. Learn about the resources available to you at the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Commercialization Office (WatCo). Hear how IP is used to commercialize technology through licensing or start-up creation. Included is a brief discussion on “Are You an Inventor?”, this highlights some key points for consideration as this issue has come up when there may be a misunderstanding between Faculty and Grad Students. Also included are some helpful tips for those interested in creating a Start-Up.