Patent and IP Basics
Units available: (1) Getting Started with patents; (2) The technical and legal framework for patents; (3) How to do an FTO search.
Units in this Course
Getting started with patents
Patents are often integral to protecting your innovations - but where do you start? In this course we join Duncan Clark, Head of PatSnap Academy. The course looks at what the patenting system is for, how the application process works and who’s involved. You will learn what you need to take into account when using patents for innovation research for the first time. This is a foundation level course which requires no previous knowledge and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
The technical and legal framework for patents
Patents can seem like daunting legal documents but once you’ve understood the basics they can be utilised to your advantage. In this course we join Duncan Clark, Head of PatSnap Academy. The course covers all the common questions about patents that you were too afraid to ask. We look at the different types of patents, how to identify them, classification systems and intellectual property ownership. This is a beginner level course which follows on from ‘Getting started with patents’ and takes about 40 minutes to complete.
How to do an FTO search
Simply put, freedom to operate (FTO) is a risk assessment to help businesses understand IP risk and evaluate competitors’ patents. In this course we join Juliana Melo LLM, IP expert at PatSnap. The course will guide us through the core concepts of freedom to operate: its definition, objectives of an FTO search and what insight and guidance an FTO analysis can offer. This is a beginner level course aimed at those looking for an introduction on how to do FTO searching. The course takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Intellectual Property and its Role
If you want to learn about IP, this is your starting point. In this course, we explain the basics of all the various types of IP, with an emphasis on how patents fit into this landscape and how it relates to business strategy. We take a look into the types of IP, how they relate to risk, how IP relates to innovation and how IP data can be searched and used.