America Invents Act and You seminar set for Dec. 3

November 16, 2012  

T.J. Cole

T.J. Cole
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Researchers from educational institutions, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public can learn methods of protecting their intellectual property during a free seminar on Dec. 3 at the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

T.J. Cole from Ice Miller LLP will speak during America Invents Act and You from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette. It is hosted by the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.

Cole is a registered patent attorney with a broad-based intellectual property practice. He assists clients in obtaining protection for their intellectual property by securing patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as intellectual property licensing, enforcement and defense. He said the America Invents Act is the most comprehensive change in U.S. patent law in the last 50 years.

"Publishing, commercializing and protecting the intellectual property in research are important in today's academic and industrial environments," he said. "During America Invents Act and You, attendees will learn important new rules regarding how the timing of their publication and commercialization efforts can affect their ability to obtain patent protection."

To RSVP for the seminar, contact Sally Ross at by Nov. 28. Seating is limited, and lunch is included. The seminar could be broadcast to other technology centers in the Purdue Research Park network - Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany - if interest is expressed.

About Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization

The Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology-transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities.

Contact: Steve Martin, Purdue Research Foundation, 765-588-3342,

Source: Sally Ross, Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, 765-588-3490,

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