Protecting Your Ideas: Introduction to Patents, Trademarks & Intellectual Property

Apr 11, 2023

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Seamans Center, Engineering Library Creative Space - 2001C

103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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Explore the hidden world of patents and trademarks. This workshop features a basic introduction to what patents and trademarks are, the various types of patents in existence, and how to complete patents searches to begin the process. In addition to providing inventor exclusive rights to products, patents also give detailed information on certain products and methods that can help you in designing the development stages. Taught by Kari Kozak, director, Lichtenberger Engineering Library. Note: The presenter is not a lawyer. This session is for helping you learn the basics about intellectual property and search for patents and trademarks; legal advice will not be provided. 

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