CW21 IP Lunch and Learn Lecture Series (3)-IP: What is it and Why Should I care?

Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre - QNC 1201
Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:00 PM EST 

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Intellectual Property: What is it and Why Should I Care?


Intellectual Property Management and Laws are to the Information Technology Revolution what Labour Management and Laws were to the Industrial Revolution. Each permits society to manage and benefit from a period of extraordinary scientific discovery and development. Many of today's succesful companies have embraced and utilise IP to their advantage but the inventor or entrepreneur who ignores these laws is the master of his own demise. But what is IP? What is the difference between a patent, a design and a trademark? Why should technologists and scientists be concerned about laws designed to protect the creative arts? In this first lecture, the fundamentals of IP and the landscape it creates will be explored.


Tom Hunter


Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre - QNC 1201
200 University Ave West Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 CA


IP L+L Lecture Series (3)

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Institute for Quantum Computing

The Institute for Quantum Computing is a scientific research institute at the University of Waterloo harnessing the quantum laws of nature to develop powerful new technologies that will transform information technology and drive the 21st century economy.