Columbia University Office of the General Counsel. Patenting Biotech: Strategies and Tips for Protecting Your Invention . Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D., J.D. Associate General Counsel Patent and Licensing Group. Patent and Licensing Group (“PLG”). Columbia Technology Ventures (“Tech Ventures”).
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Strategies and Tips for Protecting Your Invention
Gonzalo Merino, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate General Counsel
Patent and Licensing Group
Columbia Technology Ventures
(“Tech Ventures”)What does the Patent and Licensing Group do?
Outside Legal Counsel
►~220 new patent applications
►~50 licenses and options
►~50 industry-sponsored research agreements
►~135M in gross IP revenue
The Congress shall have the power ... [t]o promote the
Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited
Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their
respective Writings and Discoveries.
Prepare and File Patent
File Invention Report
System Management ARTS (SMARTS)
Note: Certain caps and deductions may apply. Please refer to Appendix D of the Faculty Handbook for details.
US Grace Period
Document the invention
Evidence of conception
Thorough patent and market analysis
Take home message:“Timing is everything”(1) Contact Tech Ventures and submit an Invention Report (IR) as soon as possible.(2) Focus on developing invention during the first 12 months after filing.
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