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Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry Seminar Series: "Illuminating the Patent Examination Process"

Wednesday, May 29 at 12:30pm

Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, Beetham Family Seminar Room
1505 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR 97403-6231

Organic/Inorganic/Materials Chemistry – Special Seminar

Illuminating the Patent Examination Process
Presented by: Patent Examiners from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Office of Innovation Partnership Services

The role of a patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office is to serve as advocate and protector of the public interest with respect to intellectual property, provide service and assistance to inventors, and evaluate the patentability of claimed inventions. In this presentation, we will describe the patent examination process and the laws applicable to determining patentability of inventions. Afterwards, we welcome a robust Q&A session from audience members. The patenting process can sometimes feel a bit like the Wizard of Oz, in that one does not know what goes on “behind the curtain” after the application is filed. This talk seeks to demystify the processes in evaluating patent applications.

Event Type

Academic, Lectures & Presentations, Seminar, Panel, Guest Speaker


College of Arts & Sciences, Chemistry

Target Audience

Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students


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