Intellectual Property and Corporate Strategy

How to protect IP: Licensing and Litigation

Description

Successful inventor, Mandy Haberman, shares her own personal stories, recalls mistakes and describes the experiences that led her to win patent infringement battles globally and commercialise her inventions through solid licensing agreements.

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Modules
  1. What’s the relationship between inventors and IP?
  2. How should you approach licensing?
  3. Why and how should you prepare for litigation?
  4. What alternatives are there to litigation?
  5. How could legal protection be changing?
  6. Quiz

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Module 1

What’s the relationship between inventors and IP?

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In this video, Mandy addresses how to approach confidentiality whilst pursuing IP protection. She sets the scene by discussing her own initial experiences taking an invention to market and what she learnt from this process.

Module 2

How should you approach licensing?

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In this video, we turn our attention to licensing and review some of the key issues, facts and numbers that need to be considered when approaching these conversations in order to establish a fair exchange of value. Once again, Mandy shares with us her knowledge from her own experiences of undertaking this task.

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Why and how should you prepare for litigation?

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If your idea or invention is good, it is inevitable that others will want to copy or use it. Many times litigation is inevitable or unavoidable, so you'll always want to be at least prepared for this eventuality. Having been through litigation herself, Mandy explains how to ensure that you're ready, what to expect and what information you'll need for the process.

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What alternatives are there to litigation?

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Going to court is expensive, risky and time consuming and there are plenty of other options. In this course, we explore what some of the alternative routes look like and review procedures such as ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution).

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How could legal protection be changing?

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Remember, the IP system is always changing. IP is the currency of business, and a basic understanding is crucial in almost any line of work. In this video, we investigate some of the ways in which the system has been improving. There is more information available than ever before, so we'll discover where and when to seek information and some of the sources that are available.

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