Learn and it will be easier protect your success
It’s cheaper, and it’s structured in a way to help you understand and remember. Depending on how you learn with workshops, online courses, events, webinars, or tailor-made solutions, you get a meaningful learning experience that can be revisited and used in your real-life work.
Things you need to learn before hiring a lawyer
Know when you need an IP lawyer or patent attorney
Hiring an IP lawyer or patent attorney is not enough – you need to hire them before you infringe others’ rights (without knowing it) or overlook or ruin money-making opportunities with your own actions. They can’t help you before you hire them and tell them what they need to understand.
Take responsibility and decide what you need to protect against copying and abuse
Your patent attorney or IP lawyer can’t help you before you hire them and tell them what they need to understand. And you can’t tell them what they need if you don’t understand. If you hire them before you understand, you will have to pay them to educate you at a high hourly rate. You learn while on the job and don’t get a coherent story – but bits and pieces here and there.
Make the law and advisors work for you and your business' future success
The money you invest in patent attorneys and IP lawyers – and their advice – is not well spent if you don’t implement it right. You need to understand how to use whatever you and your advisors made to protect your assets, so you can use it to the best of your abilities in the future. Otherwise, it’s not worth much.
5 ways to learn
Who is it for?
Startup or inventor
Leaders, decision-makers, Project Managers, Researchers, Developers, Production & Product owners – let me equip you with the necessary corporate business thinking so that your IP portfolio turns out attractive for investors and board members or for possible acquisition.
Learning now helps stay calm and clear-headed
Let’s get you the necessary overview, skills and confidence to take responsible and informed decision including to e.g.:
But you can also learn how to:
Get your things and documentation in much better order to make it easier and swifter for your IP lawyer of patent attorney to assist you – and therefore cheaper for you to get the rights you need.
I do not offer legal advice at PATENTsmarter™, but you can reach me at Larsen & Birkeholm, where I practice as an IP and patent advisor a few hours per week if you need specific advice on a case. PATENTsmarter™ operates independently of Larsen & Birkeholm.