There are many free resources on the web to help you manage your IP portfolio. Here are some free online sessions in Feb and March 2023. Look out for more courses from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. If you have other needs in IP education, IP management or protection of inventions please do contact us.
Learn about copyright
Title: Getting started with IP: Copyright
Time: Wed, Feb 22, 2023 10:00 AM PST
Description: A live presentation on what copyright protects and details of the process for Canada.
You have responsibilities when seeking a US patent
Title: USPTO to host virtual panel discussion on the duty of disclosure and duty of reasonable inquiry
Time: Thurs, 2023 Feb 23, 12:00 PM, PST
Description: Everyone involved in US patents should know about the duty of disclosure and duty of reasonable inquiry. In July 2022, the USPTO issued a Federal Register notice clarifying these duties, including as to materials or statements material to patentability.
Access non-US patent records
Title: PATENTSCOPE for beginners
Time: Tue, 2023 Mar 14, 8:30 AM PDT
Description: Learn how to use the PATENTSCOPE database to access international PCT applications and patent documents from participating patent offices.
Royalties are an important part of patent strategy
Title: Successful Inventing: What’s in a royalty
Time: Wed, 2023 Mar 15, 04:00 PM PDT
Description: Learn about how royalties can generate income and how they can be calculated.
Time: Wed, 2023 Mar 22, 10:00 AM PDT
Description: Learn what are trademarks, what they protect, and details of the process for Canada.
This is just a small collection of free resources. For Canadian companies wanting to know how you can get custom IP education for free please see Get what every innovative organization needs: an IP plan, at zero cost. If you have specific questions about IP management or protection of inventions please do contact us.