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Programs & Outreach IP Series

The IP series features guest speakers who will provide an overview of the different types of intellectual property (IP), updates on the latest changes in the IP landscape, and impact on strategies for protecting Cornell IP.

Upcoming Events

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IP Series: Navigating the IP Maze in AI Technologies

This virtual event, scheduled for March 7, will focus on securing IP rights for AI-related technologies. Join us for an in-depth exploration with Jason Novak, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, specializing in Precision Medicine and Digital Health, alongside Douglas Link, a Member at Cozen O’Connor. They will provide invaluable insights into obtaining IP protection and navigating the patent landscape in the digital health and AI sectors.

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Past Events

IP Series 2: U.S. Regulatory Requirements for Gene-Edited Plants

October 26, 2023

Taking place live in Bradfield Hall, Room 101 for those in the Ithaca campus and virtually for those on the Geneva campus, we will discuss:

  • How USDA, FDA, and EPA work together to regulate gene edited plants and foods produced therefrom
  • Strategic considerations for addressing USDA’s SECURE rule
  • The EPA’s new rules for Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPS) created by gene editing.

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CTL IP Series 1: Understanding the Technology Transfer Process

September 27, 2023

For this first of the season series, the CTL team presented the technology transfer process at Cornell and will outline the groups at CTL (Ithaca and Weill Cornell in NYC) and the resources available to the research community, University Technology Transfer – Bayh-Dole Act, Patent Law Primer, and Marketing and Evaluating Your Invention.

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CTL IP Series 5: IP Strategies for Protecting and Commercializing Biotech Inventions

June 21, 2023

This IP series provided an overview of Biotech IP and commercialization strategies rooted in patent prosecution. During this fifth series, Eric Bryant, Intellectual Property officer at CTL, was joined by Yvonne Shyntum, Partner at Pabst Patent Group.

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CTL IP Series 4: From Invention Disclosures to Issued Patents: An Inventor Perspective

April 20, 2023

This panel session aims to provide clarity and guidance by exploring the process from the perspective of an active inventor, Robert F. Shepherd, Associate Professor at Cornell University. Paul Roman, Partner at Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix, LLC, also joined him to provide a couple of examples from Shepherd’s IP portfolio and share best practices for successful patent applications.

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CTL IP Series 3: Software & Copyright

February 9, 2023

For this third installment of the IP Series, learn about software inventions and the copyright and patent strategies to protect them. Our experts from Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP delved into the definitions and practical case studies of legal challenges and infringements as well as the impact of some cases on the sector (e.g., Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank Int’l).

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CTL IP Series 2: What Makes Patents Commercially Relevant?

November 9, 2022

For this second session of the IP Series, Lisa Placanica, Senior Managing Director, and Eric Bryant, IP Officer at the Center for Technology Licensing at Weill Cornell Medicine, took a deep dive into key elements researchers should consider when working with CTL on the prosecution of their patent applications which will help make their IP commercially relevant.

Download the presentation deck here.

CTL IP Series 1: Understanding the Technology Transfer Process

September 15, 2022

For this first of the season series, the CTL team presented the technology transfer process at Cornell and will outline the groups at CTL (Ithaca and Weill Cornell in NYC) and the resources available to the research community, University Technology Transfer – Bayh-Dole Act, Patent Law Primer, and Marketing and Evaluating Your Invention.

Download the presentation deck here.

CTL IP Series 3: Successful Patent Applications–It’s All in the Timing

April 20, 2022

During the third installment of the IP Series, experts in intellectual property discussed real-life examples of practical considerations in invention disclosure timing, including enablement, written description and the hazards of prior art in publishing scientific findings before patenting.

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CTL IP Series 2: Why are diagnostic claims so hard to get (in the US)?

February 17, 2022

During this second IP series, Troutman Pepper and CTL executives addressed the challenges of protecting diagnostic innovations in the United States. This talk provided insights into the patent eligibility limitations in this field, the strategies to overcome them, and the important aspects to consider as an inventor when you disclose to the CTL office.

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CTL IP Series 1 (Bis): Understanding the Technology Transfer Process

October 26, 2021

For this first of the season series, the CTL team presented the technology transfer process at Cornell and will outline the groups at CTL (Ithaca and Weill Cornell in NYC) and the resources available to the research community, University Technology Transfer – Bayh-Dole Act, Patent Law Primer, and Marketing and Evaluating Your Invention.

Download the presentation deck here.

CTL IP Series 3: Software, Copyright, and Trademark

April 22, 2021

This IP series provided an overview of the different types of intellectual property (IP), updates on the latest changes in the IP landscape and impact on strategies for protecting Cornell IP. During this third series, Bill Pegg, Associate Director for IP at CTL was joined by two IP Attorneys at Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP.

Download the presentation deck here (part 1)

Download the presentation deck here (part 2)

CTL IP Series 2: What is Patent Eligible in the U.S.?

March 19, 2021

For this second virtual meeting of the IP series, Dr. John D. Lopinski, Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP, presented an overview of patent eligible subject matter and provided some examples to illustrate issues related to patent eligibility.

Download the presentation deck here (part 1).

Download the presentation deck here (part 2).

CTL IP Series 1: Understanding the Technology Transfer Process

February 19, 2021

For this first of the season series, the CTL team presented the technology transfer process at Cornell and will outline the groups at CTL (Ithaca and Weill Cornell in NYC) and the resources available to the research community, University Technology Transfer – Bayh-Dole Act, Patent Law Primer, and Marketing and Evaluating Your Invention.

Download the presentation deck here.