Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: A Workshop for Inventors

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium

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Gregory J. Carlin, M.S., J.D.


As an engineer or scientist you conceive of new product ideas, discover new treatments for disease, or write original software. Do you know how to protect these ideas so that they can be effectively disseminated? Do you know whether your idea is patentable, and what it takes to get a patent? Do you know what other forms of intellectual property are available to protect your innovations, such as copyrights for your software? This workshop is designed for inventors and aspiring inventors. Gregory J. Carlin will provide an oversight of intellectual property law, including the different forms of intellectual property, with a deep dive into patent structure and the patenting process. He will share insights developed over a career spent in academia, industry, and his own boutique IP law firm. This interactive workshop will teach you how to read a patent, understand its legal meaning, and protect your own ideas. Gregory J. Carlin received the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. His M.S., also at Pitt, was directed at soft-tissue biomechanics.RSVD Required. If after registering you find that you will be unable to attend, please contact Julia Walker at


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