Teaching of intellectual property rights for scientists

Teaching of intellectual property rights for scientists

| Jul 7, 2020 | Intellectual Property |

Intellectual property theft is costing the U.S as much as $600 billion per year. Georgia businesses and residents might be interested in an article that explains how scientists are being taught to protect discoveries from loss of intellectual rights and data.

According to Cincinnati Public Radio, a training system, the first-of-its-kind, has been developed by the University of Dayton School of Law and the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) on how to prevent loss; it is a simpler design that previous concepts, which tackled the concept at a higher level and were unsuccessful.

Engineers and scientists will know how to collaborate with a technology specialist in the event of a potential invention. These scientists will learn about filling out the right forms; who to talk to before information is shared; when to disclose and a timeline; when to talk to a technology transfer specialist and when to consult a patent attorney.

Private sector and government scientists have been working with the Beta tests of the training and have expressed a positive outcome. This new course should be starting soon. Businesses also need to know about protecting their business and properties.

When it comes to intellectual property rights, you might want to consult with an attorney who is versed in business law and intellectual properties. If a business is just forming there are many issues that need attention, including the type of business; if your business a partnership, limited liability company or a corporation you will want the right choices made. Allowing the business to prosper and grow is the goal of those who begin a business, and having the help of a legal team for advice and formation starts the business out on the right path.