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What’s the Course About?

Protecting innovations and creative work is more crucial than ever in today’s Knowledge Economy. “Intellectual Property: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Creators” teaches the basics of IP to ordinary citizens, making IP accessible to everyone, not just lawyers and CEOs.

Why is Intellectual Property Important?

IP has grown from a narrowly specialized legal field into a major force in American social and economic life today. Today, IP comprises an astonishing 38 percent of total U.S. GDP , and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly-traded companies in the U.S.

As a result, any person today who does not understand at least the basics of intellectual property — and its value and role in science, business, arts, and the professions — will find him or herself at a distinct disadvantage in the world of tomorrow.


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Who Should Take This Course?


Anyone in the innovation ecosystem — learn how you can, and why you should, protect your creations.


From Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 board rooms, IP issues now lie at the heart of almost every arena of modern life today.


It’s critical to understand how to protect your creative works and also understand the bounds of Fair Use.

What Will I Learn?


Patents: Introduction and Basics


Patents: Eligibility and Criteria


Patents: Defending and Enforcing


Copyrights: Introduction and Basics


Copyrights: Eligibility and Limitations


Copyright in the Internet Age


Trademarks: Introduction and History


Trademarks: Eligibility and Application


Trademarks: Defending and Enforcing


Trade Secrets: Introduction and History


Trade Secrets: Eligibility


Trade Secret Law

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