Intellectual Property Education for All

Free patent, copyright, and trademark resources for budding inventors and entrepreneurs.

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Educators

Use free IP curricula and digital resources in your courses across disciplines.

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Organizations & Associations

Empower your entrepreneurial communities with access to IP education. 

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Independent Creators

Explore the fundamentals of IP with our online course, ebook, blog, or video series. 

What is Intellectual Property?

Your Innovation Journey Begins Here.

Watch our video series to learn the basics of IP.

The Intangible Advantage

Intellectual Property’s imprint is everywhere – from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 board rooms.

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.

The Intangible Advantage aims to make intellectual property accessible to everyone, not just lawyers and CEOs.

Patents

How do exclusive rights to your inventions benefit you and society?

Copyrights

Can you protect a wide variety of artistic and intellectual works?

Trademarks

Why are distinctive words, names, and symbols valuable?

Trade Secrets

Do you have to publicly disclose your creation to gain legal protection?

The Intangible Advantage Intellectual Property Book on iPad

The Michelson 20MM Foundation

Founded by Dr. Gary K. Michelson and Alya Michelson, The Michelson 20MM Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that equitable educational opportunities that lead to meaningful careers, are accessible to all. At the cutting edge of higher education, the foundation helps forward-thinking entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and organizations close the opportunity gap. Stimulating change through advocacy, grant making, and impact investments, the foundation aims to support students at every step of their journey, from enrollment to life post-graduation.