Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Understanding Patent Writing
October 26, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

226 Weill Hall

Open to: Cornell faculty and researchers.

This workshop provided guidelines that allow an inventor to draft a ready to go patent specification, including formal drawings that can be submitted to the patent office.  While teaching claim writing was somewhat beyond the scope of the workshop, great amounts of time and money savings can be created by having the inventor, who really understands the invention, draft the specification in a correct form leaving only the claims to a patent agent or attorney.  The workshop also included an exercise on making a patent drawing and writing the detailed description of a drawing that was provided.


About the Lecturer

Dr. David R. Fischell, BS '75, PhD '80 A&EP is an inventor and serial entrepreneur who has started 9 medical device companies over the past 15 years.  He has 95 issued US patents, most of which he either wrote or participated in the writing of.