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Patents: understand if a patent is right for your business

Patents: understand if a patent is right for your business, and learn strategy around protecting intellectual property
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In this course you will learn everything you need to know about patents to decide whether you should get one or not.

First you will learn the difference between a trademark, a patent and copyright. Many people tend to confuse those. Once you understand the difference between these legal tools to protect the intellectual property of your business, you will learn which kinds of inventions and businesses should have a patent, and which shouldn't.

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for entrepreneurs or people working on a startup
  • This course is for people interested in protecting their business from competitors
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What Will I Learn?
understand why a patent might be needed
understand if a patent is right for them
Understand the difference between when you might need a patent vs. trademark vs. copyright
You will be better able to decide if a patent is something that is right for your business
You will become a stronger/smarter entrepreneur by being able to think through how some of the legal aspects effect your overall business strategy decisions
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  • This is for United States law only
  • Please have sufficient English language skills because this course has no subtitles
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 37:50
Should you get a patent to protect your inventions
7 Lectures 24:09

Patents within your overall business strategy

Client case study with patents #1

Client case study with patents #2

Examples of how big companies use patents
2 Lectures 09:30
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3-time best selling Amazon author, creator of top entrepreneur mobile apps, and host of a popular business and marketing channel on YouTube.

I am the creator of the Problemio business apps which are some of the top mobile apps for planning and starting a business with 1,000,000+ downloads across iOS, Android and Kindle.

I am also an author of three business books (marketing to reach 1,000,000 people, on starting a business, and on the mobile app business).

I am also a business coach. On my apps and in my private coaching practice I have helped over 1,000 entrepreneurs. That means I can probably help you quite a bit as well.

My areas of expertise are mobile apps, software engineering, marketing (SEO and social), and entrepreneurship.

I created over 100 courses on Udemy with 75,000+ students by whom I am humbled and who I try to help any way I can!

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I bring nearly 10 years of legal experience to the table and can help you understand the difference between an LLC and a Corporation. I have drafted and reviewed the documents of formation, such as LLC Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, etc. I have also counseled individual clients in fee and salary negotiations as well as employment agreements.

Aside from the above, I have represented clients in business disputes, employment law matters and other litigation matters. These representations have included breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty matters; and matters involving violation of federal and state employment laws. Most importantly, I have been able to achieve results for clients winning a number of cases on summary judgment, motions to dismiss and post-hearing briefs after administrative hearings. This experience has taught me that the most economical way to settle disputes is to stay out of court. Yet, sadly, when anyone can sue you for anything, you have to be prepared.

Prior to entering the practice law, I worked for MCI as well as a start-up company (FiberNet Telecom Group formerly FTGX on NASDAQ) managing cost, financial and pricing data for large-scale satellite and terrestrial network build-outs. While with MCI, my responsibilities included interfacing with top management, with customers as well as within MCI particularly with the drafting of the annual revenue plan and evaluation of prior year plan to actual revenue analysis. I also consistently interacted with customers to assess their on-going technological needs drafting pricing proposals for modifications to main contracts.

These two facets of my career offer to clients the unique perspective of understanding both the legal and business implications of any legal conundrum.

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