IP Matters provides an introduction for those who would like to understand more about Intellectual Property. During the training we will review the type of protection available such as patents, trademarks, design, copyright, know how and when to keep know how secret. We will also look at how to understand other people’s patents by reviewing patent documents already published, consider how to carry out a basic prior art search, a trademark availability search, and show how to navigate patent office websites to determine legal status of third party IP. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to protect their own innovations, in order to build an IP portfolio.
Attendees will be limited to a maximum of 15 so there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and consider specific topics in more detail. Lunch is included in the price and we encourage attendees to remain for lunch, giving further opportunity to discuss IP issues with the experts and to learn from other’s experiences. UK IPO will be present on the day to help with specific patent, design and trademark filing questions. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet in order to participate in the practical sessions.
Jane List, Extract Information
Stuart Newbold, PSIM
Gary Townley, UK IPO
Course Outline – IP Matters
Morning Session - 10.00 - 14.00
Types of Intellectual Property (IP):
Patents (of invention)
Thinking about types of IP in a typical product.
Understanding other people’s IP
The Patent Specification demystified
Patent legal status – how to find out if a patent is in force
Trademark classes and trademark registration, unregistered
Finding patents and trademarks using patent office websites.
Lunch (13.00 - 14.00)
Other courses in this series;
22nd March, AFTERNOON;
2. IP AND COMMERCIALISATION