Western Washington University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation program presents a short course that provides a broad overview of intellectual property (IP) law, with an emphasis on real-world context and entrepreneurship. Gain the tools to understand and utilize intellectual property throughout your career. Participants are introduced to the fundamental types of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Learn about agreements related to intellectual property, such as licensing, confidentiality, and non-compete agreements. Specific subject matter relevant to class participants is included. For example, protection of product designs, music and art, utility patents, and intellectual property issues related to software/apps/video games, and more….
- Interact with IP in the broader world, whether as consumers, employees, or in business
- Wield a practical knowledge of IP: identify the types of intellectual property and speak intelligently about them at a broad level
- Understand the basic types of agreements you may encounter in relation to employers or your own businesses
The course meets synchronously online for four Friday afternoons, 2:30-4:45 April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8th, 2020.
Reference: WWU IP Course Community Flyer