Navigating the Patent Process: Transforming Innovation to Invention

Date: October 2, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, A225

How does a materials scientist become an inventor? Join in this interactive panel-style workshop for insight into navigating the patent process, with professional and personal perspectives from accomplished inventors and lawyers. Attendees will learn tips and best practices for how to identify a patentable idea, distinguish their ideas from previously patented technologies, and write and file a patent application. This workshop is suitable for materials professionals at all career stages from all types of institutions (federal, private, academic) who have an interest and curiosity in patenting their technical innovations. This workshop is presented by the TMS Professional Development Committee. There is no charge to attend this workshop, and no advance registration is required.


Iver Anderson
Ames National Laboratory and Iowa State University


Tina Dorr
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Bio coming soon.

Tom Fleishman
Allied Security Trust