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GRAD 704 Principles of Intellectual Property

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GRAD 704: Principles of Intellectual Property


Lecture 1: Principles of Intellectual Property

Lecture 2: Intellectual Property: Protecting What's Inside the Box

Lecture 3: Proactively and Strategically Managing IP

Understanding the market

  • Search engines: Google, Bing - Good free data in press releases issued by market research companies; include company name in the search string phrasing "in quotes" can help
  • Websites for magazines such as Entrepreneur, Forbes (see also Forbes subscription)
  • Subscription market research databases: OneSource®, Dialog®, Profound, etc.

Industry association websites

• Often provide good market overviews and $ values (e.g., the Aluminum Association's website, The MoneyTreeTM Report, National Venture Capital Association, Polish Private Equity and VC Association)

Search major market research sites

  • BCC Research - subscription
    or www.frost.com - market size and sales are often listed in the abstract of the report or companies are listed in the TOC

WIPO’s Patentscope



FreePatentsOnline Help

• Tutorial http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/item/Search-Tutorial.html

• Syntax examples http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/topic/Syntax-Examples.html

• Conducting a search http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/item/Conducting-a-


• Field abbreviations http://www.freepatentsonline.com/help/topic/Field-Abbreviations.html


• Help on the Advanced Search Page http://patft.uspto.gov/help/helpadv.htm#field  
• Tips on Fielded Searching  http://patft.uspto.gov/help/helpflds.htm#Abstract

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