Sticky Notes, Kleenex, and Photostats: An introduction to Patents and Trademarks

There is often confusion between trademarks, copyrights and patents.   When do I need to apply for one?  How and where do you search?  When do you need a lawyer?  This session is a collaboration with Gutman Library, The Free Library of Philadelphia and Blackstone LaunchPad.  We will go over the basics of intellectual property and the various ways to protect and share your invention.  This workshop will explain the differences among the various terminology used and provide attendees with a roadmap and rationales for where to take their ideas after the session, and to help their students bring ideas to market. 

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
-Distinguish how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations differ
-Describe how it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable
-Value the importance of doing a complete search and evaluate when an  attorney should be used

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Gutman Library Instructional Space – East Falls Campus

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Meeting, Presentation, Seminar, Of special interest to, FacStaff, Faculty, Staff, Nexus Learning


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