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Patent Engineering IEOR 190G CET: Center for Entrepreneurship &Technology. Week 1 Dr. Tal Lavian (408) 209-9112 [email protected] 321 Haviland Mondays 4:00-6:00. Today’s Agenda – Introductions. Introduction to the course Course administration Schedule Some info about yourself

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Patent Engineering

IEOR 190G

CET: Center for Entrepreneurship &Technology

Week 1

Dr. Tal Lavian

(408) 209-9112

[email protected]

321 Haviland

Mondays 4:00-6:00

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

today s agenda introductions
Today’s Agenda – Introductions
  • Introduction to the course
  • Course administration
  • Schedule
  • Some info about yourself
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Introduction to Patents

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

patent engineering course
Patent Engineering Course
  • This is an engineering class not a law class
  • The course broadly covers patents as a business tool
  • The use of intellectual capital for competitive advantage
  • Protection and commercialization of engineering and scientific intellectual assets
  • Examination of several patent litigation case studies
    • focus on invention, innovation, patent and strategy

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

what will we do in this course
What will we do in this course?
  • Mondays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Please be on time
  • Patent – innovations, engineering, and strategy
  • Industry lectures
  • Few external presentations
  • Students as “experts witnesses”
  • Field trip – court visit SF or Oakland

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

what will we cover
What Will We Cover?
  • Overview of the Patent System
  • Publication, Public Use, and On-Sale Limitations
  • Enablement and Best Mode Requirements
  • Utility, Provisional, and PCT Application
  • Novelty and Unobviousness Requirements
  • Avoiding Patent Infringement
  • Patentability and Infringement Comparison
  • Strategies for Engineers who are Witnesses or Experts in Patent Lawsuits

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

course books
Course Books

REQUIRED

OPTIONAL

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

invited lectures
Invited Lectures

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

students presentations
Students Presentations
  • Students’ presentations
    • Topics on patent engineering in litigated cases
  • Some examples from last year:http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~tlavian/spring2009/patentEngineering.html

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

students presentations1
Students Presentations
  • Present in 10-15 min a patent litigation case
  • Case summary
    • Parties, dates, history, issue in dispute, results
  • Engineering aspects of the dispute
    • The patent(s), technology, product
    • Engineering aspects of the infringement
    • The engineering view vs. the legal view
      • Any proposed design around ?

Volunteers to start next week

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

grading attendance
Grading - Attendance
  • 2 units credit course
  • You will be fine - 
  • Pass/Fail (it would be very hard to fail)
    • Passing grade – requires attendance at all lectures (with one allowed unavoidable absence)
  • Sign in for the class
  • Patent blogs and mailing lists
  • Students presentations – 15 min
  • Prior Art search

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

beijing
Beijing
  • Teaching class in Tsinghua University via UCB CET (March 29th, April 5th)
  • Need to reschedule those classes
  • Suggestions …

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

web site s
Web Site(s)

http://cet.berkeley.edu/

Http://cs.berkeley.edu/~tlavian

bSpace

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

who are you
Who are you?
  • Tell us about yourself:
    • In about 60 seconds
    • Your name, education, experience
    • Goals for future
    • What should we know about you
    • Your patent, invention background experience
      • What do you know about patents?
      • How many patents have you read?
    • Why are you here?
    • What you would like to accomplish?
  • Send me email with this info

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

innovation long term health
Innovation: long-term health

You need a healthy root system for the tree to flourish!

Innovation!

Creativity

Ideas

Inventions

Concepts

Knowledge

Software

Secret sauce

Trade Secrets

Skills

Work Processes

Patents

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

patents as a critical business tool
Patents as a Critical Business Tool
  • Good patents are the cornerstone of almost any technology business
  • Patent protection can provide significant incentive and motivation for further research expenditures
  • An understanding of patents is critical for the successful commercialization of most technologies

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

some facts
Some facts
  • Microsoft assets:

IP: 95%

Working capital: 4%

Fixed assets 1%

Other: 1%

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

patent history
Patent History
  • Created by Congress in 1790
    • “…to promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.”
      • Article 1, Section 8
  • July 31, 1790 – 1st Patent
    • Samuel Hopkins patents potash
    • Cost : $4.00
  • Reviewed by Cabinet Members
    • Thomas Jefferson – Secretary of State
    • Henry Knox – Secretary of War
    • Edmund Randolph – Attorney General
    • George Washington – President

www.uspto.gov, www.ipo.org

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

more patent history
More Patent History
  • 3 Patents Awarded in 1790
    • First patent law enacted
  • 1802 – US Patent and Trademark Office Created
    • Responsibility of granting patents/registering trademarks
  • Atomic Energy Act of 1954
    • Excludes nuclear purposes/atomic weapons
  • American Inventors Protection Act (1999)
    • Most recent revision of patent laws
  • New Legislation debate – 2008-2009 ….

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

us constitution
US Constitution
  • Rights are derived directly from US constitution, Article 1, section 8
    • granting congress the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for a limited time to authors and inventors the exclusive rights to their respective writings and discoveries

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

the golden age of patents
The Golden Age of Patents
  • Presumption of validity strong
  • Large verdicts / settlements abound
  • Federal Circuit is unpredictable
  • Threat of injection is real

Week 1: Introduction to Patent Engineering

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