About this Specialization

The modern day business is bustling with ideas, products, and designs that often fail to benefit from their discoveries and inventions when they are unable to adequately protect those innovations. Protecting a business’s innovations entails essential skills, ranging from an understanding of intellectual property rights and trademark law, to the process of getting a patent. This specialization covers business law and strategy, along with other essential skills and concepts, and what they mean for protecting the innovations of a business. It starts with protecting business innovations via trademark, developed at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and led by top-ranked HKUST faculty. It then introduces components of patent law and copyright law, which provides you with the tools of what is needed to submit a formal patent application and how to avoid copyright infringement. The specialization then switches gears into what it takes to create a resource based strategy through the use of a variety of resources within a business. It details how to create a virtual fortress to prevent other firms from copying your innovations. Finally, now more than ever, companies are innovating their methods and processes through technological advancements. The last part of this specialization will cover the software innovation part of copyright, and how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which is a US Law, affects companies around the world.
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approximately 5 months to complete
Suggested pace of 2 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Protecting Business Innovations via Trademark

4.8
stars
122 ratings
30 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Protecting Business Innovations via Strategy

4.7
stars
49 ratings
15 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Protecting Business Innovations via Patent

4.8
stars
459 ratings
96 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Protecting Business Innovations via Copyright

4.8
stars
140 ratings
32 reviews

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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