Intellectual Property 101 for Startups

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Intellectual Property 101 for Startups

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

How does a startup protect its important intangible assets--its branding and technology--from being copied by competitors? With a smart intellectual property (IP) strategy.

Attendees will learn about different types of IP rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), and how to develop an IP portfolio that will protect their company and products, without breaking the bank. Attendees will also learn about the IP threats that are out there, and how to minimize exposure to them.

Takeaways

  • What patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are
  • The processes for securing different IP rights
  • How to identify inventions suitable for patenting
  • How to protect user experience/user interface (UX/UI) designs with IP rights
  • Practical tips on selecting a trademark such as a company or product name
  • The risks involved in using open source software and how to avoid them
  • How to make sure you have the rights to use creative content (images, movies, etc.)

Prereqs & Preparation

None.

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