Will the Real Inventors Please Stand Up: Ensuring Proper Inventorship in an IP Due Diligence Analysis

November 29, 2018 9:45am

What is it about?

  • Identifying necessary steps in ensuring accurate and timely-recorded assignments
  • Locating, reviewing, and preserving all employment agreements, collaboration agreements, licensing agreements, grant contracts, and other agreements potentially affecting ownership rights
  • Analyzing potential obviousness type double patenting challenges
  • Understanding the role of Bayh Dole and Government-funded projects relative to the concept of inventorship
    • Determining whether a project is “Government funded”
    • Exploring Government funding in early-stage research vs. late-stage
    • Understanding Marchin rights as to access and pricing