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Navigating Patents, Copyrights and IP when Mentoring Students

Navigating Patents, Copyrights and IP when Mentoring Students

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JHE A114

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Please contact Andrea Colbert-DeGeit, Executive Officer at or Ext. 24900.

Intended for all faculty members.


Facilitators: Dr. Michael Thompson, Prof. Cameron Churchill,and Mr. Glen Crossley

By the end of the workshop, you should:

  • understand who to approach at the university for assistance;
  • recognize how students must be incorporated into the IP plan of new grants;
  • have strategies on who to employ based on the needs of the work to be done;
  • know how to transition a discovery from the lab to a patent, and when it can be publicly disclosed;
  • understand how copyright affects the publishing of theses, papers, conference proceedings, etc.;
  • understand ownership of IP as it pertains to  faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergrad students at McMaster.

Who should attend?           All faculty members

Please register for this workshop by Friday, April 20, 2018

Lunch will be provided.  Please indicate if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies when you register.