Technology Transfer webinar 3: Managing a Nanotechnology Patent Portfolio
What are current approaches for creating, managing and extracting value from IP in nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology-based inventions are found in end applications as diverse as biomedicine, information technology, electronics, apparel, energy production, lithography, aerospace engineering and molecular robotic manufacturing. However, the fact that nanotechnology is a relatively new field presents challenges in managing a nanotechnology-based patent estate and when negotiating, drafting, and complying with nanotechnology licensing agreements.
Topics learned during this webinar :
The following are among the unique issues that must be considered when managing a nanotechnology IP estate:
- Overlap in nanotechnology patents has created a “patent thicket”
- How patents can be used most effectively in conjunction with trade secrets in protecting nanotechnology
- Nanotechnology-based inventions often present unique technological issues relevant to licensing considerations
- How cross-licensing can counter the patent thicket in nanotechnology
- How difficulties in reverse engineering affect policing infringement
- How difficulties in up-scaling nanotech affect commercialization timetables
Speaker: Sarah Korman is Senior Intellectual Property & Litigation Counsel at Amgen, Inc.
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office.
Moderator: Luca Escoffier is a Project Manager of the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk.