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Dr. Maha Krishnamurthy, UTRF Assistant Vice President of Licensing, presented an overview of Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization to an audience of Vol Court students on Wednesday evening.
- The definition of IP
- How to determine what it protectable and what is not
- Forms of IP protection – including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights
- Understanding what a patent is and what it does
- What types of things are patentable and what are the requirements?
- What can cause the loss of patent rights?
- Things to consider with different forms of IP protection
As the presentation wrapped up, many excellent questions from the audience created an insightful Q & A session with Dr. Krishnamurthy. For more information on Intellectual Property or the Vol Court, please contact UTRF.
Vol Court is a six-week entrepreneurial speaker series that culminates in a pitch competition where attendees put what they’ve learned into practice by presenting their business ideas to a panel of successful entrepreneurs for a chance to win $1,500 in cash, office space in the UTRF Business Incubator and various professional services.