Course Category Gallery

Welcome to PATENTsmarter’s™ collection course topics, which are currently available as live courses and/or webinars.

Reach out to me via [email protected], if you would like to discuss a webinar of course for you and/or your colleagues. 

As I am producing online courses through the next year and beyond, more courses will be available online. 

Topics to prepare you for good decision making, strategies & actions!

Look through the selection category by category and sign up for the courses that suit your needs – or choose a package to get discounts and more value. If there is not a course in the category that you would like, please write me an email on [email protected]  and I will prioritize doing the course that I get the most inquiries about.

 

in the dark

IDEA OR INVENTION - WHAT NOW?

Are you having IDEAS for a product? Or have you already CREATED or IMPROVED one?

PATENTsmarter™ has courses on how to protect your idea, invention or product. BEFORE someone STEALS or COPIES it!

Patent knowledge & more:

1) How you figure out if your product or idea is an INVENTION?

2) Find out if it can be PATENTED.

3) Learn about other TOOLS TO PROTECT your product.

4) FIND INSPIRATION to make or improve your product in patent databases. Not many know or use this huge knowledge resource!

5) Get insights into what successful INVENTORS do.

6) Learn about things that INDICATE that you made an invention.

Tools for protection

TOOLS TO AVOID THEFT & COPY OF YOUR PRODUCT

Powerful tools

In these courses you will learn about AT LEAST 10 TOOLS. Use these tools right – and you are able to protect your idea, invention or product.

Learn how to protect BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. This means, before you tell, show or sell it to anyone.

Tools we talk about:
    1. Patents
    2. Utility Models
    3. Design Protection
    4. Trademarks (words, figures)
    5. Copyright
    6. Trade Secret
    7. Confidentiality
    8. Combinations of the above
    9. “Open source” strategies – publication
    10. Contracts

In addition to the above, there are more laws (national and international) that you can make use of to protect yourself against unlawful copies of your product and business.

Can mine be patented?

CAN YOUR INVENTION BE PATENTED?

Not straightforward

It is not always straightforward to understand IF YOU CAN PATENTInventions & patent knowledge

1) WHAT YOU CAN DO YOURSELF to get closer to your goal of finding out if it can be patented.

2) I explain WHY it is important that you get PROFESSIONAL ADVICE on your specific case on top of what you can do yourself and learn about in my courses.

3) Let me help you UNDERSTAND what the PATENT ADVISOR does and what you can expect from the process.

4) Make it easier for your PATENT ADVISOR to help you. Learn how you prep your paperwork before your first meeting and SAVE MONEY because of it – and spend the savings on value adding tasks for e.g. your advisor.

From patent application to patent

PATENT & PATENT APPLICATION GUIDANCE

You want a patent granted. You want to make sure that it protects your product from being stolen or copied? Start with a well crafted patent application.

Get an overview 

I have courses that provide OVERVIEWS of the necessary patent knowledge you need to draft good patent applications and prepare for the various steps.

In other courses we provide IN-DEPTH explanations of BACKGROUND for and REASONING why you need this knowledge, and BEST PRACTICES for high quality drafting. I also provide WORKSHEETS that you can use to work with your invention and patent application to make it better – easier and faster.

Procedures & choices

I also cover the steps in the patenting process and the different paths towards a granted patent. Those paths present different options to get patents where you need them. They may have different upsides and drawbacks – so the options and details about them is very important knowledge to be aware of. Let me help you find out what your options are and which paths may be good dependent on different scenarios.

Tips & Tricks

Get tips on how to postpone some costs until you know more about the commercial potential of your product.

Use your patent knowledge

Learn how to use the patent knowledge you get here in the best possible way to plan and support the patent application drafting process.

Getting started - a bit of everything

GETTING STARTED - A BIT OF EVERYTHING

Beginners Guide & More

Are you NEW TO INVENTING or PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT? You may work for a company where innovation and product development is key. Or you may have started your OWN BUSINESS as an entrepreneur, where you develop your own products.

Regardless of what you do, you need a basic PRODUCT PROTECTION & PATENT KNOWLEDGE.

Basic product protection & patent knowledge 

We have a series of basic courses that you can use to build your product protection and patent knowledge. These courses get your bases covered, so you can get things started, while being more confident about product protection and important terms and phrases used.

You can UPGRADE your patent knowledge with other courses later, which provide more details on considerations and strategies.

Knowledge not just for beginners

The basic courses are also a great resource for you who needs a BRUSH-UP. It can be difficult to remember everything, when you are not working with patents on a daily basis – and the requirements for patenting inventions have developed even throughout the last 10 years.

Collaborations & common pitfalls

COLLABORATION & COMMUNICATION - PITFALLS

Working with others may be key for your product development. But be aware that collaborations are NOT RISK FREE!

Avoid common pitfalls

Learn how to MINIMIZE THE RISKS og THEFT & FATAL consequences for what is you can protect and call yours, that arise through or in collaborations. Let me provide guidance on what you can do to avoid this. Prevent, so you avoid trying to fix unfixable errors.

I also  teach you how to talk about your idea, invention or product without ruining your chances of protection!When you talk about things

YOU NEED TO KNOW that whenever you discuss, show or sell your product to someone BEFORE you used one of the powerful tools for product protection, you may RISK to put yourself and your business in a worse position than you are aware of:

Risks
  1. IDEA THEFT.
  2. LESS CONTROL, or potentially loss of control about what is/is not published about your idea, invention or product.
  3. COPIES OF YOUR PRODUCT.
  4. COPIES OR SHARING OF YOUR STRATEGIES.
  5. SHARED OWNERSHIP.
  6. LOSS OF OWNERSHIP.
  7. MISUSE OR WRONG USE OF YOUR TRADEMARK.

Any of these risks can happen on purpose or by accident – and in any type of collaboration. You can learn about when to be extra aware in our courses, so you can ensure to read and adapt contracts with this in mind and before your collaboration starts.

Use your knowledge

Use the product protection and patent knowledge and work with your business assets, that you build via these courses, so you naturally will spot any pitfalls ahead.

Protection Strategies & best practices

PROTECTION STRATEGIES & BEST PRACTICES

A series of inventions

A PRODUCT that you want to sell is very often a SERIES OF INVENTIONS. It is a bit like an onion with several layers – and I do actually call one of my strategy models for OnionModel™.

Learn how to PROTECT EACH LAYER.

Use this to START a protection strategy and DEVELOP it during your product development- This is also called to start and develop a patent portfolio.

What is the purpose?

The GOAL of doing this is to GAIN enough TIME on the market, where no-one may copy your product or parts thereof. In this time you can EARN BACK the investment you made & PROFIT from the sales of the protected product.

Standard project

When I explain strategies like this, I make us of a STANDARD PROJECT to exemplify considerations that may be applied. I do this so you can apply relevant bits and pieces of knowledge to the project type you are using.

Specific technologies

In the future, I will also provide TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC STRATEGIES, such as in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotech, mechanics, digital inventions and electronics. If you have a suggestion for  a field that you think is missing, please let us know by using the below contact form. We are here to help you!

3rd party patents - a bomb under our launch

CAN OTHERS STOP YOU FROM SELLING YOUR PRODUCT?

All clear for launch

Are you about to launch? Are you sure that no-one owns patents or other rights that can BLOCK YOU

Knowing other people’s rights should always be a priority. In many technology fields, knowing other people’s patent rights early is a form of information or patent knowledge that is crucial for decisions in the product development and sales strategy. In patent-speak this is also called to check if you have “Freedom to Operate”.

Avoid misspent money

More often than not, especially for small companies, it is critical to know about potentially blocking rights. Preferably long time before a potential launch, so you avoid spending money on something you end up not being allowed to sell.

Handle the risks

The courses in this category provides knowledge about how to find, evaluate the risk of and handle rights owned by others than you.

Practice – it is a different kind of patent knowledge

It is worthwhile to spend some time to get used to this type of patent knowledge, as it is an different way of thinking about patents compared to our usual way of viewing them as a protection shield against copycats – for safeguarding our business.

When you buy a course

You will have access to the courses immediately after your purchase.

Watch the videos, learn and download the documents or checklists that belong to the courses and use it all in your work protecting ideas, inventions and other creations – that is, your products.

Learn how to strengthen your defenses preventively against illegal copies, learn how to send clear signals – or use your defenses to stop the illegal imitations that – if the copycat couldn’t resist after all.

You can learn how to do a lot yourself, and gather information and documentation for what you need to do to get rid of illegal copies and shares of your material and products, but I strongly recommend that during the process you contact a patent attorney or IP lawyer who can evaluate your specific case and help with the practicalities.

With my courses, you will know what you want to ask the advisor what to expect from them and be prepared for the meeting and the advisor’s questions.

This will very likely save you the time the advisor will spend educating you and asking for the information you already have with you – and that means you can save money! 

“Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.”
― E. W. Howe