Seminar Series: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M.

JSNN Seminar Series

Title: “Intellectual Property: What? How? and Why?.”

Speaker: Laura Collins, Ph.D.
Director of IP Development
North Carolina A&T State University

Date and Time: Friday, 9/9/2016, 11:00 A.M.
Location: JSNN Auditorium

2907 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27401


Dr. Collins will discuss Intellectual Property—what it is, how it can be protected, why you would want to protect it and finally, what you can do with it? Did you know that a color can be worth $6 Million? That both aspirin and heroin were once trademarks of the pharmaceutical giant, Bayer? Did you know your copyright is protectable for the length of your life plus 70 years? Come find out about trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and patents!


Dr. Collins received dual Bachelor’s degrees from Bryn Mawr College in Chemistry (with honors) and History. She then went on the earn her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill and a Post-doc at San Diego State with Doug Grotjahn.  For 10 years she served as a Patent Agent at law firms in San Diego, CA before joining North Carolina A&T State University as a Patent Agent in 2010.  Dr. Collins has been a member of the NC A&T staff for 6 years and is currently the Director of IP Development.