00I: Intellectual Property: A Hands-On Demonstration of iEdison (Intermediate – Advanced)
Note: You may register for this workshop without attending the 2-day NIH Regional Seminar.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Target Audience: This workshop is open to anyone with an understanding of Invention Reporting responsibilities and who would like more detailed information using the iEdison reporting system.
Presenters: Carolyn Mosby and John Salzman (NIH Division of Extramural Inventions & Technology Resources staff)
Description: This is a three-hour workshop that will give participants a demonstration of Interagency Edison. Emphasis will be on specific performance of Invention and patent reporting and related administration of the patent rights clauses in Federal funding agreements and applicability to specific circumstances.
Objectives: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the purpose and need for proper performance of the administration of the Patent Rights Clause in Grants (and, as applicable, other types of funding) by Grantees and why Edison is used for this purpose;
- Be able to perform Invention, Patent and Utilization reporting duties;
- Understand the purpose of the required documents and certifications related to inventions that arise during the administration of a Grant (e.g., Inventions questions during a non-competing renewal or HHS-568 closeout of an Award);
- Be able to link edison records (EIRs or Patents) to one another and when to do so to properly reflect the structure of the Federally-funded EIR);
- Gain an understanding of the interrelationship between Invention and Patent Reporting compliance and Technology Transfer and why the link is important;
- Understand when Award terms and conditions may supplement and affect, though not contradict, the patent rights clauses;
- Understand how to handle EIRs funded by multiple Federal Awards;
- Understand how to flow-down related terms in R&D subcontracts (regardless of whether the prime award is a Contract or Grant, etc.); and
- Understand when an invention that needs to be reported exists and when and which personnel are able/expected to perform such duties at the Recipient Institution.