Protecting Your IP: What When and How

Protecting Your IP:  What, When and How

Phil DowdDr. Phil DowdDirector of Intellectual AssetsArizona Technology Enterprises, LLCArizona State University

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Monday, November 21st, 2016


Protection of intellectual property (IP) is important to industry, as it allows companies to formally protect their products and their identity. IP is also inherent to many research programs at universities, where IP generated may be licensable to companies for the protection of future products. In this presentation, I will outline the different types of IP and the steps required to protect them. In particular, I will cover inventions that may be patentable and the requirements for patenting. The importance of IP to universities will also be discussed.


Dr. Phil Dowd is Director of Intellectual Assets at AzTE, ASU’s technology transfer office, where he has been helping inventors protect and commercialize their ideas for the past ten years. He joined AzTE with more than a decade of university and startup-based research and development experience, and is the inventor of four issued U.S. patents. He graduated from the University of Bath, England with a BSc and PhD from the Physics Department. He should not be confused with the (now retired) soccer referee of the same name.