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business start-upIntellectual PropertyBusiness LawPatent LawNew Business Development
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Patents

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
1.0 Introduction to Patent Overview4m
1.1 What is a patent?8m
1.2 What do patents protect?8m
1.3 Why do governments create them?9m
1.4 How does a law get made?5m
1.5 How do we get a patent?7m
1.6 Where are patents valid?8m
1.7 Introduction to patent summary5m
2 readings
Course Outline10m
Assignments and Grading10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Introduction to Patent Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

PROCESS OF GETTING A PATENT

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min)
6 videos
2.1 Step 1: Obtaining a provisional patent5m
2.2 Step 2: Formal patent application6m
2.3 Step 3: Review and appeal process9m
2.4 Step 4: Going to court9m
2.5 Process of getting a patent summary8m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Process of Getting a Patent Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

UTILITY PATENT REQUIREMENTS

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 56 min)
7 videos
3.1 #1. Novelty7m
3.2 #2. Utility10m
3.3 #3. Non-Obviousness7m
3.4 Demonstrating non-obviousness8m
3.5 Non-obviousness cases: PBJ & Bathroom Brush9m
3.6 Utility patent requirements summary6m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Utility Patent Requirements Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

ADVANCED PATENT TOPICS

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 74 min)
8 videos
4.1 Software patents & business process patents10m
4.2 Patenting life8m
4.3 Patent trolls9m
4.4 Samsung vs. Apple11m
4.5 Grim Reaper and Pretzel Crisps10m
Pretzel Crisps (optional for background info)9m
4.6 Advanced patent topics summary10m
1 practice exercise
Advanced patent topics quiz30m

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