Join Dana Robinson for an in-depth discussion in this video Patent ownership, part of Intellectual Property Fundamentals.
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…One of the most important and pervasive issues with…all areas of intellectual property is the issue of ownership.…Who owns this intellectual property?…And it's no different with patents.…Who owns it is a really important thing.…And it's a little bit complex, because patents can't be invented by companies.…Copyrights can be created by companies who…hire employees to create work for the company.…Companies that hire inventors still have to…list the individual human inventors as inventors on…the patent, and then acquire from those employees…the right to own the patent by assignment.…
Now, some employees are hired to invent.…And therefore, they sign an agreement when they're in their beginning of employment…that says that I will assign to this employer all of my rights.…And in those cases, the company will own the rights and…the patent, but the employee will still be identified as the inventor.…So, the inventor is listed as you, the individual.…But you don't own the right to use that patent.…You only have the right to be listed as an inventor.…
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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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4. Trade Secrets
5. Rights of Publicity
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