Intellectual Property – What do I need to know?
Questions and discussions on the topic of intellectual Property seem to be more frequent these days, particularly in the academic environment. Reaching a balance between “knowledge for the common good” and “returning value to the supporting institution” is a complex task at best and is made even more difficult when policy and law are not well understood by both faculty and administration.
What are the legally defined forms of IP? How does one establish a Copyright? A Trademark? How much does it cost to pursue a patent? What are my obligations and privileges as faculty, student, and staff at Georgia Southern? These are questions that all of us should be able to answer or at least know where to find the answers.
In addition to on-campus workshops aimed at enhancing our understanding of law and policy related to IP, the following online resources may prove helpful for those wanting additional information or those unable to participate in the on-campus events.
What does a patent do for me anyway? http://www.hrfmtoday.com/2014/03/ip-101-what-does-a-patent-do-for-me-anyway.html
What is the risk of procrastination? http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/index.html
The office of the VPRED and ORSSP are offering a workshop on October 24, 2014. The registration has been extended to October 22nd for readers of the Research Express!