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What you think you know about intellectual property law is probably wrong. In fact, most attorneys do not have correct information when it comes to patents, trademarks, copyrights, business secrets, and other areas of Intellectual Property Law ("IP"). If you have valuable technology, a product idea, or own any business, it is vital that you know the basics of IP so that you can know your rights and protect them, and avoid making very costly - but common - errors.
We will cover the essential basics of:
In addition, we will provide examples of common (and very costly) mistakes and misunderstandings surrounding IP Law.
For 20 years, intellectual property litigator, Professor David Henry, has taught this course, both at Baylor University, and to fellow lawyers across the nation, and now he is making it available to you at a fraction of the tuition paid by students and lawyers alike.
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|Section 1: Patents|
What is a Patent?Preview
Is It New?Preview
Is It Obvious?
What Do Patents Protect?
Patents in Practice
|Section 2: Trademarks|
Introduction to Trademarks
Analyzing a Trademark
Trademark Myths - What is Trademark Infringement?
Trademark Do's and Don'ts
|Section 3: Copyright|
Introduction to Copyright
Who Owns a Copyright?
What Is Copyright Infringement?
|Section 4: Trade Secret|
Trade Secret Protection
I am a Registered Patent Attorney, and a patent and trademark litigation attorney. As a natural extension of my IP work, I also advise clients on Export Control issues. I carry on my private practice with Gray, Reed & McGraw, P.C. where I serve as IP Section Chair. I travel on cases and projects throughout the world, as my various client needs, cases and patent and trademark projects dictate. In areas in which I do not practice law, I provide IP consulting for businesses seeking to strategically identify, protect and exploit their intellectual property assets (Texess IP Consultants).
To further keep matters interesting, my principle residence is near Baylor University in Central Texas, from which I fly (as pilot) to tend my cases and client needs. I serve in a number of capacities at Baylor, including (since 1994) that of Professor of Patent and Trademark Law, Faculty Advisor to several undergraduate student organizations, and member of Baylor's Judicial Board. Specialties: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation, Licensing and Prosecution, Export Control
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Accelerated innovation and commercialization system
Professional mall of experts, in topics like intellectual property, finance, and marketing
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Global market development
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LAUNCH is located in the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC), and is the in-house bridge between research, product development and the marketplace - or commercialization. LAUNCH also serves as a bridge to our community and catalyst for cultivating innovation locally.