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This comprehensive practical course provides the students with a thorough understanding of, and best practices in, innovation and IP management, covering the entire ipHandbook (IP as a driver of global innovation, mobilizing IP to Advance Innovation, the legal foundations of IP, IP policy and strategy, working with technology transfer offices, various principal agreements, how to deal with inventions and inventors, strategic management of IP assets, licensing, valuation, dealmaking, forging partnerships, entrepreneurship and IP management, risk management, freedom to operate, bioprospecting and valuation, and administering and enforcing IP).
The © Primer is an introduction to issues concerning copyright ownership and use of information. The interactive tutorial overviews the underlying principles behind copyright in the United States, outlines the requirements for copyright protection as well as discusses the parameters of use and access of copyrighted material. The © Primer is intended to introduce both creators and users of information to the nuts and bolts of copyright law. Consisting of twenty-one questions and answers, the © Primer includes illustrative scenarios and resources for further information and study.
This course covers the main areas of intellectual property, namely copyright, related rights, patents, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial design, plant breeders' rights, unfair competition and international registration systems. WIPO Treaties and unfair competition are also covered. It is an excellent entry-level course.
"Trademark Basics," available for CLE credit with facilitator, presents a practical four-part syllabus -- an introduction to trademarks; searching, clearing and registering trademarks; policing and enforcing trademarks; and counseling and transactional issues.
Explores topics of specific interest to your trademark practice at "Legal Ethics and Professionalism for Trademark Practitioners," offered with facilitator. The course discuses A review of the American Bar Association Code and Rules of Professional Conduct as well as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Code of Responsibility.
"Madrid Protocol Basics," available for CLE credit with facilitator, presents a practical two-part syllabus reviewing in detail international filing strategies under the Madrid Protocol. Learn how the Madrid Protocol works step-by-step, with the most recent status reports from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as well as views from Madrid filers "in the trenches.
This course is intended to explain the basic principles of patents, their economic impact, the process of patenting, describe technology transfer, patent pool and the traditional use of patents by centers of knowledge such as universities. It covers the important aspects of the patent document used in the enforcement of patent rights and the various aspects of enforcement.
NTA's e-learning course, "TTAB Basics," available for CLE credit with facilitator, presents a practical three-part syllabus -- an overview of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings and strategic considerations, pre-trial procedures for inter partes proceedings and trial practice and settlement.
This advanced course covers the basic principles of international Copyright Law, international treaties, and recent developments and trends in the area of international copyright. It also covers the role of WIPO in the worldwide protection of copyright.
This course is intended to provide training material online to cover intellectual property aspects which are closely related to trade and competition in the globablized market. Additionally, the course is intended to educate and raise awareness of some of the complex issues that surround the protection and management of intellectual property for branding.
The intention of this advanced distance learning course on the basics of patent drafting is to introduce you to, and illustrate the concepts, of patent drafting. Some practical exercises are proposed with enough background and description to help you gain confidence to form a credible set of claims.
This PCT distance learning course provides an introduction and general overview of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), an international system for seeking patents on a global scale. The course is entirely self-study and includes test questions to measure your understanding and progress in learning the content. In addition to the course material, you will find links to specific reference documents, such as legal texts and other official WIPO documents.
This advanced course aims to illustrate how you can use the current IP system to protect and commercialize your biotechnological invention. After completing the study of this course, you should be able to develop a sound knowledge of the different legal instruments related to protection of your biotechnology invention and execute a strategy for commercializing your invention.
A primer to help lawyers and their clients find their way through the daunting legal maze that confronts biotechnology companies. The editors and authors of the recently released book Biotechnology and the Law have distilled the book's 950 pages and 21 chapters into a fast- paced overview of key legal issues that affect a biotech company through its complex life cycle. This two-part program serves as a crash course introduction to legal regimes that general counsel or business attorneys might not encounter representing companies in other industries, such as FDA law and regulations, the Bayh-Dole Act, and other regulatory constraints. The program will help intellectual property lawyers, litigators, and employment attorneys appreciate the unique legal landscape confronting biotech companies. All participants will gain a greater ability to spot issues for their biotech clients.
This program is addressed to attorneys in law firms and in-house who need to know how to structure, analyze, draft, and negotiate sophisticated technology transfer agreements where the licensor and the licensee are located in different jurisdictions. International transfers of technology have become so routine that most attorneys take for granted that a purely domestic license agreement can be applied to international situations. However, the issues that arise when technology gets transferred internationally are numerous and require solutions that are anything but intuitive. Identifying the technology, defining royalty payments, the ways in which intellectual property can get protected, liability and associated support, and technical assistance all raise difficulties that can be daunting. The faculty for this program are highly experienced attorneys who have practiced in the United States and Europe, and represent leading companies in all areas of technology: software, hardware, life sciences, industry, internet, and e-commerce.
Course provides an up-to-date examination of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade-secret law in the high-tech commercial sector. Special attention is given to the Internet, software licensing, recent technological developments, and recent trends in the legislative and legal arenas. This course can be of particular use to owners of businesses, educators, engineers, administrators, business managers, scientists, contract negotiators, project managers, programmers, systems analysts, lawyers, inventors, corporate executives, purchasing professionals, and others involved in the creation, acquisition, use, sale, marketing, licensing, and ownership of intellectual property.
This interactive training course offers everything you need to use esp@cenet for efficiently patent searching: search strategies, power tips, background information, patent classification, and more...
The intention of this distance learning course relating to patent information searching is to introduce you to, and illustrate the concepts, of searching patent information.
This advanced course is intended to describe the main features and advantages of the procedures designed by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; how the selection process of the most appropriate dispute resolution procedure for any given case; and how to draft appropriate dispute resolution clauses for insertion into and agreement.
This Primer focuses specifically on issues relating to copyright in digital works and the problems encountered by educational institutions in their use of digital materials for teaching, research and service.
This course is structured in three levels. Level one provides a foundation for understanding the basic concepts involved with E-commerce and IP. Level two covers the IP aspects of E-commerce in three main areas: Copyright, Trademarks and Patents. At level three, various sub-topics in each of the above areas are addressed in greater detail.