Educational Resources

Intellectual Property Education at MIT

The TLO engages in a variety of educational efforts within the MIT ecosystem including hosting seminars on technology transfer and intellectual property topics of interest, serving as guest lecturers in MIT classes and seminars, and participating in student and departmental entrepreneurial competitions as judges or reviewers.

If you would like to request someone from the TLO participate in an MIT seminar, class, or competition, or if you have suggestions for a seminar topic of interest that the TLO could provide, please contact tlo-events@mit.edu.

Seminars

Independent Activities Period:

MIT observes a winter break from classes in January during what's referred to as the Independent Activities Period (IAP). MIT departments, faculty, and staff offer an array of for-credit and not-for-credit courses during this period, many of which are open to the public. Please see the IAP site for more information about these courses. To browse the TLO offerings, please see http://mit_tlo.eventbrite.com.

 

IAP 2022 Presentation Materials: 

  • The Engine: How we support Tough Tech Startups & Make Investment Decisions
  • Learning Through Doing: MIT TLO Marketing Internship
  • Patent (and Other) Protection Available for Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Related Inventions

  • Using Search Tools for Market Research​

    • Webinar Recording​
  • Technology Transfer at Lincoln Laboratory

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording
  • Basics of Copyrights, Data and Software

  • Basics of Obtaining a Patent

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording
  • Developing industry sponsored research agreements 

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording
  • Author Rights Workshop

  • Is it in the Public Domain?

  • Computational Access and Use of Texts and Data Behind Paywalls

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording
  • Do Right by Your Research Data

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording
  • Commercialization of MIT Technology 

    • ​Presentation Slides
    • Webinar Recording