Seminar Series: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.

JSNN Seminar Series

Title: “Intellectual Property and its Protection.”

Speaker: Laura Collins, Ph.D.
Director of Intellectual Property and Interim Director of Technology Transfer
North Carolina A&T State University
Date and Time: Friday, 9/1/2017, 11:00 A.M.
Location: JSNN Auditorium

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


Did you know that a color can be worth $6 Million? That both aspirin and heroin were registered trademarks of the pharmaceutical giant, Bayer? Did you know your copyright is protectable for the length of your life plus 70 years? Is an author the same as an inventor? When do University employees own their IP and when does the University? Come get answers to these questions and more at an introduction to trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and patents.


Laura Collins is currently the Interim Director of Technology Transfer at NC A&T, and has been A&T’s Director of Intellectual Property Development since 2010. Before joining the University, Laura spent 10 years working as a scientific adviser and patent agent in a life science patent prosecution and litigation group in San Diego. Laura holds a B.A. in Chemistry with Honors and in History from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill.