I’m an undergraduate student in Boston, MA and I interned for 6 months at a start-up biotechnology company.
I made some gene pathway suggestions that, a year later, they’re still working on some.
The company’s patent lawyer sat down with me and said they filed patent applications, and that my name was going to be on ~4 of them. She asked me about who else contributed to the projects, and she took my legal name and my permanent address.
I heard in passing that they were applications she submitted in January.
What does that mean for me? What does the patent process look like? As a biologist (in training) I’m really in the dark about how this all works.