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The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) presents: Protecting Your Ideas.
The April 21st session will be held at the UT Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM), Morrison’s Auditorium, UT Medical Center. The UT Tech Talk is part of UTGSM’s lunch and learn series of research seminars.


The presenters are attorneys: Jason Pass, Ph.D., J.D., and F. Brent Nix, M.Sc from the law firm of Johnson, Marcou & Isaacs.pass-nix

Have you ever wondered if your work is patentable? Do you have questions on how to navigate the patent application process?

Topics covered will include:

  • How to recognize when you have an invention
  • What is patentable, with specific examples in
    • Small molecules
    • Medical devices
    • Antibodies
    • Genes/proteins
    • Methods
    • Diagnostics
    • And more
  • Patent and publish: the best of both worlds
  • How much data do I need?
  • Patenting timeline

The patent attorneys will also be available for one-on-one meetings before and after the presentation. Please call Patrick Reynolds at UTRF (865-974-9559) to coordinate a time if you are interested in setting up a meeting. Printable Event Flyer