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Protecting Business Innovations via Patent

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology via Coursera

Overview

Protecting Business Innovations via Patent

Watch Course Overview: https://youtu.be/mUja4iwbrTE

This course assumes no prior knowledge in law, business or engineering. However, students with backgrounds in all three areas will find useful concepts or ideas in the course on how to protect business innovations using patents. The approach taken in this course is practical and commercial rather than theoretical. A combination of lectures and case studies help to illustrate the concepts and make the course more interesting.

After completing this course, students should be able to understand how patents are issued and protect innovations, including: What is a patent? What do they protect? How do we get a patent? Where are patents valid? How much do they cost?

In addition to basic concepts the course also deals with advanced topics such as: software patents, business process patents, patenting life, patent trolls and multiple case examples of large and small companies using patents and patent lawsuits.

We also expect you to have fun in this course. So go forth and enjoy!

Other courses in the Protecting Business Innovations series:
1. Copyright: https://www.coursera.org/learn/protect-business-innovations-copyright
2. Trademark: https://www.coursera.org/learn/protect-business-innovations-trademark
3. Patent: https://www.coursera.org/learn/protect-business-innovations-patent
4. Strategy: https://www.coursera.org/learn/protect-business-innovations-strategy

Syllabus

Introduction to Patents
-Welcome to Protecting Business Innovations via Patents! Why are patents so important? You will learn about the basics of patents and how they are useful in protecting innovation as well as some of the limitations and costs of patents. This first module allows you to "survey the buffet". Before you start your survey of Patents, take some time to review the assignments, grading and general course guidelines for this course. Also, don't forget to introduce yourself and say hello to your fellow learners.

PROCESS OF GETTING A PATENT
-This week we will look at the process of getting a patent in terms of the time, cost and effort required for each step of the patenting process. Here's where you plan your assault on the buffet.

UTILITY PATENT REQUIREMENTS
-We get down to the details on what is needed to submit a formal patent application including providing evidence regarding novelty, utility and non-obviousness. Let's dig in to the main meal.

ADVANCED PATENT TOPICS
-You left room for dessert right? In this week we learn about patent trolls, software patents, business process patents, patenting life and case examples of large and small companies using and going to court over patents.

Putting your knowledge to work
-Instead of an exam, we are going to have you apply your newfound knowledge to evaluate an actual patent case that went to court. All of the knowledge gained and discussions from Weeks 1-4 will help you

Taught by

Theodore Henry King CLARK

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Reviews

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  • Anonymous
    I really enjoyed the online course. I thought it was well planned and layed out, easy for me to follow. The work load(h.w. & test)was just enough, so i could finish everything with enough time, learn about the topics and not feel over loaded and rushed....
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course is fantastic and very useful. The instruction was easy to understand, very valuable, enjoyable and easy to learn. I learned a lot from it. It includes the steps in the patenting process. It does not go into the legal terminology used in writing...
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Dear Prof. Theodore Clark,
    Thank you for the amazing course. I have just finished the last lecture.
    This cours is a must have for any graduate student out there. I found that without having this course and for the scarcity of details we had previously about patents, We publish a lot of journal articles for free for products we could have patented otherwise for big profit.
    This course will expand your research business model beyond the simple raise fund>do research>publish for free.
    It will equip you with a new option of doing research>getting patent>licensing others for big profits> fund more research.
    This was a great course with an outstanding professor.
    Thank you prof. Theodore.
    Yours sincerely.
  • Lina Smyk

    Lina Smyk completed this course.

    I took this course because I have recently started a new job as a patent paralegal and needed to build a foundation for future work. This course was wonderful - concise yet very comprehensive, it provided a very good overview of this law specialty and introduced basic concepts, as well as made the material more understandable and attractive by adding real-life examples. I highly recommend it to everyone interested in patent law whether as a professional or as an inventor.
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    Parbhat Saini

    Parbhat Saini is taking this course right now.

    This is course on Patents is simply amazing. I am an IP professional, l learned a lot of things from this course like Case studies examples battle in practice, smart moves in patenting , when to patent and where. It's a lovely set of knowledge together.

    I would like to suggest one thing here, please make courses on Validity or invalidity searches and FTO/ infringement searches etc. It would be really helpful.

    Thanks
    Parbhat Saini
    parbhatsaini256@gmail.com
  • Anonymous
    It was great time learning this course. Through this I was able to gain knowledge about the real business world, the patenting techniques etc. So hope that this knowledge would be of great use to me in the near future. I did learn many things and was surprised to know them. There were many facts that are interesting and very well taught in a simple language which makes it more easy to understand. Over all a good course to learn about patents.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is the first time I have attended a class in this format and wondered how effective it would be. It was very effective and therefore I would definitely be interested in attending other classes in the same format. The instructor was very knowlegeable and provided a wealth of information about the current version, especially since the last version I used was several releases ago."
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    It was great time learning this course. Through this I was able to gain knowledge about the real business world, the patenting techniques etc. So hope that this knowledge would be of great use to me in the near future.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    its really a very good course and the way they teaching is much more better than academy.
    the video presentation and the presenting skills all are really helpful, with the assignments and case study we can test our own knowledge how we are developing or knowledge in these subject. they are explaining very detail each and everything withe real case studies.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is one of the most enjoyable courses on Coursera. Professor Clark makes an excellent job of teaching rich content in an easy and smooth manner.

    The course takes an overview of patents; what they are, what they protect, where they are valid and how to apply for them. In addition, interesting case studies of small and large companies are presented.
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    My journey through out the course was enjoyable. I did learn many things and was surprised to know them. There were many facts that are interesting and very well taught in a simple language which makes it more easy to understand. Over all a good course to learn about patents.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was about protecting your business patent.I got to learn a lot about patents which gave me the idea of how business are dealt how patents are issued the steps and the requirements.The lawsuits which govern the patents the pros and cones.It made me aware of the procedure before starting any business or startups
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This course was about protecting your business patent.I got to learn a lot about patents which gave me the idea of how business are dealt how patents are issued the steps and the requirements.The lawsuits which govern the patents the pros and cones.It made me aware of the procedure before starting any business or startups
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The lessons was very organized and the audio of each video is very clear. Moreover, the professor explains well and speaks fluently giving me not a hard time to understand each lesson. Thank you so much so a very informative class. I did learned a lot. Thank you professor.
  • Irena Kalinina completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    I am a beginner at thr subject, so it was really important to me to find a well explained course. And this one is just what i wanted. I loved the lecturer - the way he talked the vibe he gave, and for non english natives - his accent is very understandable.
    So thank you very much for the course!
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    The course was really enjoyable. I did learn many things and will use this important information to teach my students. There were many cases, there were used a simple language which makes it more easy to understand.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course really helpful and welly explained by the Professor. The contains are nicely explained,this will be going to help for the future as well higher studies.Thank You.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Good course with real world cases.
    The chapters are well-structured and the progression in complexity is easy to follow. I recommand.

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