Intellectual Property Basics
Understanding the basics of intellectual property is important for most startups (and essential for tech startups). The good news is that there are free resources available to everyone:
- Patents: https://www.uspto.gov/patent and https://patents.google.com/
- Trademarks: https://www.uspto.gov/trademark and http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/
- Copyrights: https://www.copyright.gov/ and https://www.copyright.gov/dmca-directory/ and https://eco.copyright.gov/
- Trade Secrets: https://www.uspto.gov/ip-policy/trade-secret-policy
This session will briefly discuss the basics of intellectual property and how to use these free resources. Bring your questions!
About the Speaker
Fred Wilf is the principal of Wilftek LLC (https://wilftek.com/), a technology and intellectual property law firm. For over 30 years, Fred has been helping startups (and companies of all sizes) build a solid foundation of legal protection. Wilftek has been a member of 1776 since 2015.