2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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How to Successfully Capitalize on Your Innovations

S.W. Cummings
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, US

Keywords:
Commercialization, IP, Patents, Licensing

Abstract:
Any successful innovator can tell you, with an ethereal smile, exactly when and where “the big idea” hit him or her. This expression will flash to a serious battle-worn stare as they explain all the work done to get the product launched. The focus of this presentation will be on the intellectual property and corporate aspects of a typical odyssey from idea to product release. A simple 3-step mantra is used as a framework to highlight best practices and potential pitfalls along the path to commercialization: (1) Protect It; (2) Refine It; and (3) Sell It or Form a Start-Up to exploit it.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract