Foley Associate Sunit Talapatra will deliver a pre-conference short course presentation titled “Publish and Perish? Common Pitfalls and Misconceptions Regarding Patents” at The Bioprocessing Summit on August 24, 2009 in Cambridge, MA.
Whether seeking proteins or optimizing culture conditions, scientists add to our public knowledge by seeking solutions to “cutting-edge” problems. Many of these solutions can benefit from patent protection, but the opportunity is often inadvertently forfeited by standard practices of scientists, for example, publishing. This short course will provide the bench scientist with the information needed to assure that the research can be patented in a timely and cost-effective way.