Discover the basics of intellectual property rights, and how you can best safeguard your ideas and avoid infringement.
How are you protecting your work? Author and attorney Dana Robinson gives you a high-level overview of intellectual property (IP), including topics such as patents, trademarks, and other protections. Learn the answer to common IP questions and discover an attorney's perspective on how you can best safeguard your ideas, and avoid infringing others' rights.The information in this course applies only to the United States.
DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney and addresses U.S. law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LInkedIn nor the attorney teaching the course represent you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is similar to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of intellectual property.
What is intellectual property law?
What is copyright law?
How long a copyright lasts
Using others' work
Copyright infringement consequences
What is trademark law?
Copyrights vs. trademarks
Losing a trademark
Preparing to trademark
Trademarking your work
Filing a trademark
Filing different types of trademarks
What to expect after filing
Consequences and defenses of infringement
What is a patent?
Provisional vs. utility patents
Who can obtain patent rights?
Sharing ideas prior to filing a patent
Patenting software and applications
Patenting your ideas
Myth of the poor man's patent
Defenses and remedies to patent infringement
4. Trade Secrets
What is a trade secret?
What does trade secret law protect?
Trade secret infringement
Defenses and remedies to trade secret infringement