Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives and Operations California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Patents and IP – Everything You Need to Know but were Afraid to Ask
This seminar will discuss the basic forms of intellectual property in the United States with an emphasis on patents, including what patents cover, what protections they provide, the anatomy of a patent, when and how to disclose patentable inventions developed during research, and the licensing process use by UCSB.
Bio: Prior to joining CNSI, Sherylle was the Director of Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA) at UC Santa Barbara. TIA’s mission is to build a long-term, productive and mutually beneficial relationships between UCSB and its industry collaborators. This included managing the patenting and licensing of inventions developed at UCSB. In her new role, Sheylle will be developing programs for technology development/commercialization. At this seminar, Sherylle will cover the best ways to work with TIA, “Patent 101,” and the nuts and bolts of the disclosing your invention.
Sherylle holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music. Prior to joining UCSB in 1999, she was a litigator specializing in entertainment law in Los Angeles, then served the Smithsonian Institution, negotiating copyright and trademark licensing agreements.