PhD Plus Commercialization series provides a more specific background in the players and processes involved in the commercialization of inventions/discoveries (e.g., stakeholder interests, patents, license structures, sources of funding and deal terms, founders' agreements, incorporation). This module is offered every Spring semester, and developed in collaboration with the UVA Darden's Batten Institute and the UVA Licensing and Ventures Group.
PhD+ Commercialization seminar series will be offered every Thursday between March 16th and April 27th from 4-5:15 PM. The series will be in-person in Rouss Hall 403.
Session 5 Topic: The Patent Process
For this discussion we will dive more deeply into the patent process, highlighting the steps required to file a patent, the scope of materials that you need, the timeframe and costs you should expect, as well as the sorts of speed bumps and surprises you can encounter along the way.