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An Inventor's Introduction to Intellectual Property
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Dr. William Walker
This virtual workshop will discuss the value of a patent, how to read and search for patents, and understanding patent claims. Students, faculty, clinicians, and staff are welcome. No prior knowledge of Intellectual Property is needed. Registration is required: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3I92XMnDqmcteaV Please register on or before Tuesday, September 22nd. A Zoom link will be emailed after completing registration. Bill Walker received B.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. He spent 13 years on the faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia; rising from Assistant to Full Professor. At UVA he designed and led the undergraduate major in Biomedical Engineering; a program that rose to 13th in the nation only three years after its inception. In 2010 he left UVA, giving up tenure, to lead HemoSonics, a company based on technology he invented. He served HemoSonics as both CEO and CTO. HemoSonics was acquired in 2018 and currently markets its unique blood diagnostic in the US and Europe. In 2016 Bill returned to Duke as Pratt's First Mattson Family Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship. He leads Duke's Clark Scholars Program, coaches entrepreneurs at all career stages, architects new entrepreneurial programs, and actively performs research in ultrasound imaging. He has published over forty journal articles, he holds more than thirty patents, and has founded three medical device companies.