Project Overview

Student Learning Objectives

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Content Material

Assessment

Links to Course Competencies

Supplementary Resources

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Real World Learning Objects: Science

CHEMISTRY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Procedure

 

Time: Approximately 90 minutes

 

Materials: Computers with Internet access.

 

Steps:

Part A.

Familiarize yourself with the following key components of a patent, assignee, inventor, dependent and independent claims, and calculating the expiration date.  A good source of information is the site:

 http://www.benwiens.com/patents.html

 

The site has definitions and uses a sample patent to illustrate key components.  This copyrighted image is used with the permission of the author. Introduce the key components of a patent to the students.

 

Additional information can be found at the homepage of the USPTO: http://www.uspto.gov/

 

Definitions can be found in the Glossary section http://www.uspto.gov/main/glossary/index.html

 

Images from the USPTO are use with the permission of the webmaster.

 

Part B.

Access the USPTO site: http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

Demonstrate quick searches using key terms.  Highlight the different fields that can be searched: Title, Abstract, Claims, etc.

 

 

Part C.

Have the students search the database and identify a patent related to one of the top drugs.

 

 

Part D.

Have the students complete the Report form..

 

Part E.

Assess each student’s report.