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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?

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

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

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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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