How to Legally Design Around a Competitor's Product

Course Number: BS-3014
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Tracy P. Jong, Esq.
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Overview

In How to Legally Design Around a Competitor's Product, you'll learn ...

  • The importance of patent claims in outlining the scope of enforceable protection
  • Important sections in a patent
  • The concepts of infringement
  • The conceptual difference between infringement and requirements to obtain a patent

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 31 pages

Imagine your major competitor has cornered the market with one of the hottest products in the marketplace. Now that you have come up with a major improvement over the competitor’s products, you would like to realize a piece of the action. You are also aware that certain major corporations have attracted infringement lawsuits for releasing similar products. What should you do next? How do you know if your product is “different” enough from your competitor’s products? What should you do to avoid landing yourself in hot water?

Technology is a key asset to most businesses. The know-how to produce a product or a service in a manner that sets the company apart from its competitors is a proprietary advantage that must be protected for continued success. Know-how is often the result of a significant expenditure of corporate resources and the benefit of experience through trial and error. This proprietary technology allows them to be competitively positioned in the marketplace. Your competitor is equally aware of the importance of protecting technology and have applied for and been granted patents in certain technology areas you operate in. This course is designed to bring awareness to you about the types of things to consider when designing around your competitor’s products.

This course is intended for practicing engineers of any industries whose daily work involves creating innovations but have little or no practical experience in protecting the innovations or differentiating innovations from prior art and patented inventions.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The importance of patent claims in outlining the scope of enforceable protection
  • Important sections in a patent
  • The concepts of infringement
  • The conceptual difference between infringement and requirements to obtain a patent
  • Verify whether a patent is enforceable
  • Differentiate the present invention to design around prior art
  • Differentiate the present invention to enhance patentability
  • Recognize and interpret means plus function language

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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