Inventor Itch covers the legal basics of being an inventor and the related contracts that impact inventors.
Get a full grasp of the roster of intellectual capital that you may own. Determine if your current business practices are properly protecting your intellectual property, with an emphasis on patents and trade secrets.
We dive into issues such as:
- Pros and cons of DIY online services for patent filing, with a focus on navigating the provisional patent application process.
- You are the inventor, but are you the owner of your invention?
- Who owns what when you co-create works with someone else?
- What are the guidelines for setting up a policing program?
We examine the basic library of contract templates inventors should have at their disposal. DIY online legal services will be covered, with tips on how to navigate them alone and when to bring in professional counsel.
We discuss the best ways to manage the legal risk associated with your invention prior to filing for a patent application, during your pending application and after your patent registration. We cover the confidentiality concerns that arise under BYOD (bring-your-own-device) especially impacting those who work on a gig-by-gig basis.
We give you tools to analyze your current legal structure, your support team, your electronic storage choices and the approach you have taken to your business as an inventor. With this ability you will be able to better determine where you may have gaps and how to remedy them, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Walk away from Inventor Itch with tools to protect yourself and your work.
- The proprietary LegalTonic Method for understanding your legal health contextualized for your business’ marketplace.
- Law basics surrounding the above activities, leaving you with the ability to identify the different types of issues.
- An analysis of the hot buttons of legal risk and exposure for the inventor today.
- Guidelines for setting up a cost-efficient, legal risk management program built with the inventor in mind.
- Templates for policies, procedures and staff training guidelines.
- Suggestions for contract language, to enable consistency in your negotiations with clients.
- Live, interactive, e-learning environment, followed by live Q&A, with recordings and copies of presentations.
Each track is four sessions, 2 hours for each session.