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Understanding US Patents: A Deeper Dive

Whether you are an inventor yourself, work at a company that innovates, or are part of a company where intellectual property is important, understanding patent law is a big advantage. In this course, lawyer and law professor Dana Robinson shows you how to distinguish between good ideas that can be patented and good ideas that don’t meet the strict requirements of patent law. He also outlines the patent application process and explains how businesses can avoid infringing existing patents with a simple search of the patent database. Dana also dives deeper into patents, applying US law, but also discussing international options. Even if you aren’t ready to file your own patent, this course should enable you to talk intelligently to a patent attorney about filing patents and about diminishing patent infringement risks.

The information in this course applies only to the United States.

Disclaimer: This course is taught by an attorney and addresses U.S. law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LInkedIn nor the attorney teaching the course represent you, and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is similar to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of intellectual property.

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