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ACerS webinar: Intellectual property for scientists and engineers

Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 11 am (Eastern US Time)

Webinar Description  


Don’t miss “Intellectual Property for Scientists and Engineers.” Keith Strassner, Director of the Office of Technology and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO, USA), will present a general overview of intellectual property (IP), including patents, copyrights and trade secret. The primary focus will be on science and engineering works. Participants will learn and understand what IP protection is best suited for, specifically creative and research works, steps to take to preserve worldwide protection and still publish and present research, and how to work effectively with technology transfer office, patent attorney and the patent office.



Instructor Biography  

Keith Strassner currently serves as Director of the Office of Technology and Economic Development at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, MO, USA. He represents the university as a board member of the Rolla Regional Economic Commission (RREC), and Tech44®, an economic development program to attract technology enabled companies to the Interstate 44 corridor in Missouri.


Before joining Missouri S&T in October 2005, he worked for 26 years in a variety of roles in the private sector, principally in the chemical and material industries. In his last industrial position, he served as the Assistant Director for Alliances and Government Relations at Brewer Science, Inc., responsible for the identification and development of strategic alliances and partnerships. Prior to joining Brewer Science, he spent 16 years with Petrolite Corporation (now Baker-Hughes Corp.), a specialty chemical company holding a variety of technical, business development and marketing positions, including Manager of New Business Development and Director of Research and Development.


Keith holds a BS in chemistry from Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MA in marketing from Webster University.


 Sign up for this informative and free webinar no later than Tuesday, August 1, 2017.



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Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email.  The email will have instructions regarding how to join the webinar with a link to where the webinar can be viewed as well as audio connection information. 


Questions? Contact Tricia Freshour (tfreshour@ceramics.org / +1-614-794-5827).


This webinar is organized by ACerS Global Graduate Researcher Network (GGRN) and ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN).  


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