Intellectual Property Basics for Scientists and Engineers

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 12:30pm

Toomey Hall, 199
400 W. 13th St., Rolla, MO 65409

Learn about intellectual property basics with John Woodson, associate director of technology transfer for technology transfer and economic development.

Abstract: Regardless of your degree or profession, each one of you will most likely deal with intellectual property in one form or another while finishing or continuing your education or with a future employer. It is critical to have a basic understanding of the types of IP, and how they are created and protected. This talk will explore patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Intellectual property will always have a significant impact on how companies and institutions will conduct business and attract employees, customers, or students in the case of universities.

Bio: John Woodson has worked for Missouri University of Science & Technology since 2010. He has been working with intellectual property for over two decades. His service at S&T includes several years as a Technology Business Counselor specializing in helping technology-based businesses launch, protect IP, perform customer discovery, and apply for federal grants such as SBIR/STTR. He has also spent several years as Senior Licensing Associate protecting University generated IP and finding commercial partners for University developed technologies. John is presently the Associate Director of the Technology Transfer & Economic Development. Prior to joining S&T, John spent nearly 8 years at Brewer Science, Inc., as the Intellectual Property Manager. John started his “adult” life with 6 years of Honorable Service in the United States Marine Corps working with and repairing sensitive electronic equipment on Marine Corps helicopters. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Event Type

Meetings, Lectures and Conferences


College of Engineering and Computing, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Open to Public

#lecture, seminar

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