Endless IP is designing several curriculum models to use in various school systems to teach the nuances of Intellectual Property to students of all ages.
Endless IP is in the education space. Many school systems and non-profit organizations are doing great work to educate and encourage students in innovation and STEM. We at Endless IP have noticed that not many organizations are geared towards actually teaching the principles of Intellectual Property and how if affects the students on a daily basis.
How can I protect my ideas?
“Endless IP is in the business of Education. If you have an idea, it can likely be protected from other people that seek to use it for their benefit.
Intellectual Property comes in the forms of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Trade Dress, and other mechanisms. Most people are aware that IP exists, but do not know the nuances of how each instrument works, nor what careers are available in the IP space. Endless IP seeks to work with youth groups, young adult groups, college students, and engineering professionals to increase the knowledge base of students to empower themselves in the business world.
What careers are available in the IP field? I'm glad you asked. Intellectual Property comes in many forms. Let's take Patents, for example. When someone has an idea for a new invention, they can file a Patent Application at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to obtain a Patent. A Patent is a property right that excludes other people from making, using, or selling your invention in the United States. To obtain protection in other countries, one must file their patent application in those other countries. #USPTO, #patent.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The USPTO is always hiring new people to be Patent Examiners. Patent Examiners are some of the most important people in the USPTO because they determine which ideas are eligible to become patents, and which are not. Apply to become a Patent Examiner to www.usajob.gov.
To help people file Patent Application at the USPTO, most people or companies hire a Patent Attorney. A Patent Attorney is an attorney that has a technical degree in engineering or hard science, and has passed the Patent Bar Exam.
Unbeknownst to many, one does not have to be an attorney to file patent applications. The USPTO allows engineers and scientists to take the Patent Bar exam and become Patent Agents. A Patent Agent can perform many of the same tasks as Patent Attorneys, including representing inventors in front of the USPTO and helping them get patents. #patentagent