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.

Patent Class Mini Series
June 7-22, 2016

RE-LOCATED! Weill Cornell Medicine
Belfer Building, Sixth Floor Lounge
413 E. 69th St., New York, NY


Open to: Weill Cornell Medicine students, faculty, and staff, and anyone interested in learning about the patent process.



Weill Cornell inventors navigating the patent process joined the Weill Cornell Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab and the Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) for a four-part Patent Class Mini Series. These sessions provided presentations by Associate Intellectual Property Attorney, Craig Kenesky of the Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Roasti Law Firm and Vibhu Sachdev, Technology Licensing Officer, CTL.

Topics included:
• Value of a Patent
• Best Practices
• University Licensing
• What Can I Patent?

Attendees were able to register for all four classes or just a few. The first (6/7) and last sessions (6/22) were followed by a networking hour and included hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Registration for in-person attendance was required.


Tuesday, June 7 6:00pm-7:00pm with post-event networking hour
Sixth Floor Lounge, Belfer Building

Class One- Value of a Patent
This presentation explored the value of a patent from the perspective of important stakeholders including:
• Investors
• The FDA


Wednesday, June 8 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sixth Floor Lounge, Belfer Building

Class Two- Best Practices
Attendees learned useful tips about the patent process including:
• How to avoid founder mistakes
• How to explain academic expectations to investors


Tuesday, June 21 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sixth Floor Lounge, Belfer Building

Class Three- University Licensing
Attendees expanded their understanding of university licensing and uncovered university expectations of companies.


Wednesday, June 22 6:00pm-7:00pm with post-event networking hour
Sixth Floor Lounge, Belfer Building

Class Four- What Can I Patent?
This presentation debunked the myths surrounding patents. Attendees discovered what really can be patented.


Co-Hosted By: Weill Dean's Entrepreneurship Lab and the Center for Technology Licensing

To view photos of the event please click here.