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Introduction to Understanding Patents

Learn the basics and not-so-basics of the patenting process so you can take your invention to the next level
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Created by Chris Hawker
Last updated 1/2016
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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for an inventor who wants to understand how to protect their intellectual property.
  • It is also a great course for anyone who is curious about how to do a little preliminary research into whether a patent already exists before spending the money to hire an attorney.
  • This course could be helpful for a large range of skill levels, but is probably not as helpful for an experienced inventor or anyone who has worked with a patent attorney before.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand what a patent is
Understand what is required and not required to file for a patent
Identify the two main types of patents
Understand the structure of a patent and find the information that is most important
Understand the process of patenting a product from start to finish
Make an educated choice in hiring a patent attorney
Do your own preliminary patent searches on the Google database
Do your own preliminary market searches to figure out if their product already exists
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  • No patenting knowledge required
  • This course will be most helpful if you have an invention idea to apply the knowledge to
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 7 Lectures Collapse All 7 Lectures 01:04:26
Intro To Patents
1 Lecture 09:03

Understand what a patent is, how it works, and common myths about patents.

Preview 09:03
Types of Patents
1 Lecture 06:52

Identify the two main types of patents and how each are used.

Preview 06:52
Getting a Patent
1 Lecture 12:50

Find the right attorney for your needs, draft a patent application, file the application, understand the costs and time associated with patenting your idea.

Getting a Patent
Anatomy of a Patent
1 Lecture 06:23

Read and understand a patent, and pull out the important information from what you're reading.

Anatomy of a Patent
Patent Strategy
1 Lecture 08:32

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.

Patent Strategy

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How to Do a Patent Search
1 Lecture 11:26

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.

How to Do a Patent Search
How to Do a Market Search
1 Lecture 09:20
Do your own preliminary search for similar products on the market, identify competitors or potential licensees, understand price points.
How to Do a Market Search
About the Instructor
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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.

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