What's in a Name? The A to Z of Patent Inventorship
Patent inventorship is a key element of protecting IP in both academia and industry and has given rise, in recent years, to high profile disputes and litigation. Proper inventorship determination is essential for researcher management, patent enforceability and smooth licensing negotiations, and has become more complex as multi-university and academia-industry collaborations increase in number and frequency. This session will focus on best practices for capturing and determining inventorship in disclosures, including securing institutional IP rights in the process. This session will also provide real-world insight into handling and resolution of internal/external inventorship disputes and look at recent court cases that have addressed complex inventorship situations.