Patents: An Introduction
This starter course is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the patent system as a primer for our more in-depth courses. In this course, we take a look at how patents came about, 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.
Units in this Course
Getting started with patents
What’s the patenting system for, how does the application process work and who’s involved are all questions we address in this introductory training. You will learn what you need to take into account when using patents for innovation research for the first time.
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, IP expert Juliana Melo LL.M, 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.