Using engineering case studies, this course helps you understand the essential steps for securing your own IP and managing the risk of infringing third party IP.
Intellectual property (IP) is the collective term for patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks and confidential information.
Failure to take account of IP at the appropriate time can prevent a product (or service) getting to market or leave that product vulnerable to copying once on the market.
In this course we explain costs, processes and timescales, helping you to work more effectively with IP professionals to reduce threats and realise opportunities.
Who should attend?
This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.
How will I benefit?
After the course you will be able to:
• Understand what IP can (and can’t) do
• Know the important pitfalls to avoid
• Be aware of your options when faced with a problematic third-party patent
• Properly understand patent office communications
• Use IP databases to determine the IP landscape
• Navigate a patent document and extract key data
• Work more cost-effectively with your IP professional