Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Myth of the poor man's patent, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
…Maybe you've heard that you can mail yourself an idea in…a sealed envelope, and that somehow that gives you some rights.…You take your idea, you, you complete some documents, you…seal it in an envelope, you mail it to yourself.…It get post marked and you keep it sealed for, forever until you need it.…Some people call this the poor man's patent.…This is a myth.…There is no poor man's patent.…You get no patent rights.…You get no intellectual property rights whatsoever from doing this.…In fact, the very documents that are in that envelope would be inadmissible in…court under the rules of evidence, because it was made in anticipation of litigation.…
Instead, what an inventor should do to keep track of their…creation, is keep lab notebooks, have emails, keep documents on their computer…that are dated, and have a story that is told through normal…business records that they were involved in the invention of a product.…Not mailing yourself something in the mail in a, a sealed envelope.…
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- What is intellectual property?
- What is a copyright?
- How long do copyrights last?
- Trademarking your brand
- Trademark infringement
- Patenting your ideas
- Defending trade secrets<br><br>
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