Demystifying Intellectual Property - An Actionable Intro

This course provides a basis for clearly understanding what you may have, and how to go about protecting, proactively.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2013 English

Course Description

Should I file a patent?

Should I apply for a trademark?

What is a trade secret?

These are all common questions that most of us have asked over the years...and unfortunately have often not had great answers too, affecting our ventures and their success. While Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most important aspects of creating, launching and growing a new venture of virtually any type, it is also one of the least understood. This course will provide you with actionable outcomes to help make progress with greater confidence and success. We guarantee it!

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Allow you to understand what IP is and what forms it can take
  • Understand what IP you may hold
  • Know what course of action to take to protect the IP you may have

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner and advanced audiences

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Introduction to Intellectual Property

This lecture introduces participants to the structure of the course and it's main objectives.


This lecture introduces participants to concept of Intellectual Property (IP)


This lecture reviews the various types of IP that we encounter and create, using real life examples.


This lecture provides an in-depth review of each of the types of IP, examining the key elements and attributes of each.

Section 2: Assessing Your IP

This lecture helps understand a critical aspect which is taking stock of, assessing one's IP, as an important first step. This lecture offers a worksheet/checklist to help with conducting the actual assessment.


This lecture provides important insight into determining the scope of protection as part of your strategy (which countries) and offers a worksheet to help support the analysis to determine this.

Section 3: Your Intellectual Property Professional

This lecture provides clarity on the role of an IP professional (e.g. lawyer, strategy consultant) and includes guidance on how to choose one, along with a worksheet to support this process.


This lecture provides depth and support around the ongoing process of working with an IP professional, what to expect, handling fees, timing and expectations.

Section 4: Summary, Q&A

This final segment offers a quick summary then important responses by Dr. Pavlovic to real questions by participants.

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Cliff Pavlovic, Intellectual Property and Commercialization Professional

Cliff Pavlovic is one of the founders, as well as Vice-President, of BioTech Annecto (previously known as BioTech Montréal). Launched in Montréal in 2009, it is a social networking organization whose aim is to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, attorneys, journalists and other professionals in the biotechnology sector (including pharmaceutical, healthcare and biomedical, cosmetics, agribusiness, and environmental). This is done by inviting people, one day every month, from the local biotechnology community to meet at trendy locations around town. This allows regular communication and exchanges

between industry, the public sector and academia. The events have expanded to Toronto, Ottawa, Paris, and Vancouver.

The author of a comparative study between tech transfer in Québec and in Flanders, Cliff has also been involved in the knowledge and innovation economy: Lastly as an Intellectual Property Rights Officer at KU Leuven Research & Development, the technology transfer unit of KU Leuven University (Leuven, Belgium), and as a Technology Transfer Project Leader at Gestion Univalor, the technology transfer firm responsible for commercializing innovations from Université de Montréal and affiliated institutions. Currently working as an independent technology transfer professional and as part of StartUp Montreal, the local chapter of StartUp Canada, he holds a PhD in Experimental Medicine and an MSc in Microbiology & Immunology from McGill University (Montréal, QC), as well as a BSc in Microbiology from Université Laval (Québec, QC).

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