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This course is perfect for an inventor or anyone who wants to find out how to protect their intellectual property! Chris Hawker, the instructor of this course, is the CEO of Trident Design LLC, a company specializing in designing products and bringing them to market through licensing or manufacturing. Chris's name is on dozens of patents and he has a lot of hands on experience with the patenting process. Learn from his experience - and mistakes - to make the best patenting decisions possible with your invention. This course includes two lectures by Katie Carlson, who heads up the patent and market research at Trident Design. She walks students through how to do their own patent and market searches before hiring a specialist. This 7 part class will take just over an hour to complete.
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|Section 1: Intro To Patents|
Understand what a patent is, how it works, and common myths about patents.
|Section 2: Types of Patents|
Identify the two main types of patents and how each are used.
|Section 3: Getting a Patent|
Find the right attorney for your needs, draft a patent application, file the application, understand the costs and time associated with patenting your idea.
|Section 4: Anatomy of a Patent|
Read and understand a patent, and pull out the important information from what you're reading.
|Section 5: Patent Strategy|
Understand best practices for patenting: how developed your product idea should be when you file for a patent and when you actually need a patent.
|Quiz 1||5 questions|
Test your retention of this course so far by taking the following quiz.
|Section 6: How to Do a Patent Search|
Do your own preliminary patent search on the Google patent database, understand the search functions, understand why it is important to do your own search before hiring an attorney.
|Section 7: How to Do a Market Search|
|Do your own preliminary search for similar products on the market, identify competitors or potential licensees, understand price points.|
Christopher Hawker is the owner and CEO of Trident Design, LLC, a product development and commercialization firm working with everyone from independent inventors to large corporations, based in Columbus, Ohio. He has brought over 70 products to market in a variety of industries, including the PowerSquid and the Onion Goggles. He has worked with Stanley, Philips, GE and Kyocera among others.