You’re an entrepreneur, which means you have ideas. Lots of them.
But just because you have an idea does not mean that you are the sole owner of that idea. If you don’t learn how to legally protect your idea, anyone — a colleague, competitor, or an employee, for instance — can copy it and profit from it without any legal repercussions.
In this course, expert intellectual property attorney David Postolski will discuss the different ways you can protect an idea, the parts of an idea that are protectable, and the ways to obtain protection for you idea.
You will learn...
- What intellectual property is
- What a patent really is
- What copyrights and trademarks are
- The different types of marks a business can have
- Why investors favor in businesses with patents/IP protection
- The different types of patents
- IP case studies and gray areas
- International patent law
- What constitutes patent infringement
You will learn how to...
- Copyright and trademark your IP
- Decide whether or not your business needs a patent
- Search patent databases to make sure your idea isn’t already patented
- File your own patent
- Decide whether you need a patent attorney or not and hire that person
- Navigate the patent application process and deal with examiners
- Maneuver with a pending patent
- Market your patent to investors and customers
- Pursue legal action against someone violating your patent
- React if you are accused of patent infringement
This course is right for you if...
- You have an unprotected idea
- You want to turn your idea into an app or product
- You’re ready to speak with investors about your product but need protection first
- You want to copyright a slogan or trademark a logo or design
- You don’t know how to register a trademark or copyright
- You don’t know how to file a patent
- Someone is using your patented idea
- You want to make sure you aren’t infringing on a protected idea
For 15 years, David has specialized in assisting inventors, creators, artists, startups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies, and emerging companies with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement, and monetization.