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Chemistry & Biochemistry Colloquium – Dr. Jessica Silvaggi UWMRF – Hosted By Peter Geissinger

March 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What is Intellectual Property and how do we protect it at UWM?

By: Jessica Silvaggi, Ph.D.

Senior Licensing Manager

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Research Foundation

Hosted By: Dr. Peter Geissinger


From the foods we eat, the cars we drive, and the phones we play on each day, everywhere we go, we are surrounded by intellectual property.  Each year, UWM researchers submit around 50 invention descriptions to the UWM Research Foundation (UWMRF) for copyrighted and potentially patentable ideas. Many researchers do not realize that they actually have a commercializable method, material, or product. The mission of the UWMRF is to educate and support UWM employees in the commercialization of their ideas whether through licensing or a new start-up company.  Our goal is to share with the world the ground breaking new technologies created here in Milwaukee. In this talk you will learn the basics of intellectual property and how IP is managed here at UWM.


March 10, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Chemistry Room 190
3210 N. Cramer Street
Milwaukee, 53211


Kevin Blackburn