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Patents, Novelty, and Trolls: Crash Course Intellectual Property #4

This week, Stan teaches you about patents. It turns out, they're patently complicated! So, patents have some similarity to copyright, in that they grant a limited monopoly to people who invent…

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10 million patents

The USPTO has created a new patent design in advance of issuing the 10 millionth patent in the summer of 2018. Step back to 1790 when the first patent was signed by President George Washington, and…

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Trade Secrets

If you want to learn about Trade Secrets this video provides a brief, yet informative introduction on what Trade Secrets are, why you should protect them, how they can impact a business’s…

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Basic Facts 02: Trademarks, Patents, and Copyrights

This video provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You’ll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and…

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Copyright Registration

While registration is not a requirement for copyright protection, it does provide several important benefits. Discover those benefits and learn what happens when your registration application reaches…

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Creativity is a remix | Kirby Ferguson

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators both borrow, steal and transform. TEDTalks is a…

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Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll Drew Curtis, the founder of, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via…

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Patent Basics (2) - The File History

Inventors statements when applying for a patent, can impact the interpretation of the patent later. A "file history estoppel" example is explained.

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