Half Day Course

IP.Education’s Half Day Course

Perfect for startup accelerators, incubators, co-working spaces, and other groups of startup companies and entrepreneurs.

Our half-day course covers the following topics, plus a lot more:

Introduction to IP – Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Patents

How Patents Work – Understanding Claims, What Patents Cost

The Business Aspects of Patents

  • How patents are used by startup companies
  • Startup valuations are dramatically affected by patents
  • Licensing arrangements to multiply value
  • Enforcement without going to court

A Roadmap for a Startup’s Patent Portfolio

  • Filing the first patent
  • What is protected – and what is not
  • Where to look for the valuable inventions
  • Building a portfolio in response to business goals
  • Culling the herd and selling on the secondary patent market

Common Mistakes that Startups Make

How to Select Good Inventions

  • The Invention Rating Checklist
  • The Invention Canvas
  • Patent searching
  • Iterating on the invention

Patent Valuation

Inventorship Issues

Managing Your Patent Counsel