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McGill University
Microbiology and Immun (Sci)
MIMM 387
Robert Murgita

thMonday January 16 2011 Patents Christian Cawthorn What is an Invention Anything that is new useful etc see slide or anything useful Usually the patent agent will guide you in terms of what you can patent inventions Who is an inventor To be an inventor you need to have brought inventiveness to the invention you need to bring something more than what a machine could bring Technicians only producing results would not be an inventor but if a technician changes one reagent for another and makes it more useful then you become in inventorneed slides up until this point Intellectual PropertyForms o PatentsThe first one that you will see in the labcompanies o Trademark o Copyright o Industrial design design can also fall into a trademarklogo o Plant breeders rights o Integrated circuit topography o Confidential information trade secret and knowhow What is a patent It is a deal that you make with the government it is an exclusive right given to an inventor or its legal representative for a period of time 20 years from its
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