Intellectual Property

Intellectual PropertyIntellectual property is your business asset.

It encompasses a broad description for a set of intangibles owned by a company and are legally protected from use by a third party without consent. Intellectual Property can also be used to define an original idea that was implemented.

Trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, plant varieties, industrial design rights, and franchises falls under the term intellectual property. 

Intellectual Property can include reverse engineering and independent discovery.

Trade secrets include but are not exclusive to formulas, customer lists, survey results, computer algorithms. methods, programs, techniques, processes, product specifications, pricing strategies and recipes.

This course covers all aspects of intellectual property and how to protect your I.P.

Preston Gardner is the instructor for this course. Preston received his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, his MBA from Wake Forest University, a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a Masters in Finance from Boston College, and he was sponsored to complete a graduate program through the London School of Economics and training through Harvard’s Program on Negotiation. 

Since the rights granted by a U.S. patent extend only throughout the territory of the United States and have no effect in a foreign country, an inventor who wishes patent protection in other countries must apply for a patent in each of the other countries or in regional patent offices. Almost every country has its own patent law, and a person desiring a patent in a particular country must make an application for patent in that country, in accordance with the requirements of that country. Similarly, local laws apply to trademark, copyrights, and other forms of intellectual property in each jurisdiction.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Denver March 25

9:00 – 1:00

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Houston April 16

9:00 – 1:00

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Chicago June 25

9:00 – 1:00

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Grand Rapids Sept 10

9:00 – 1:00

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Westlake Village Nov. 12

9:00 – 1:00

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Orlando Dec. 3

9:00 – 1:00

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