Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income


invention
   research, development
   ready, fire, aim
   traffic, pain
   ecosystems

intellectual property
   patents
      types
         utility (20 years from filing)
         design (15 years from grant)
      search
      disclosure
         private
         public
            US: 1 year to file
            most international: can't file
         defensive
      provisional
         1 year to convert
         included in term
      full
         teaching
         specification, claims
         types
            composition
            method
            apparatus
            manufacture
      examination
         novel, non-obvious, useful
         (im)possibility
         genes, business processes, software
      Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
         nationalization
         EPO
      precedence
         first to file vs first to invent 
      maintenance
      litigation
         defense
         identify infringement
         barriers to infringement
         troll, NPE
      ~ $100, $1k, $10k, $100k
   copyrights
      original works of authorship
      designs, software, circuits, mask works
      reproduce, modify, distribute, perform, display
      secured on creation
      notice of copyright
      registration
      lifetime + 70 years
      licenses
         open-source vs free
         Creative Commons
         GPL
         LGPL
         BSD
         MIT/X11
         Apache
         fab lab
   trademarks
      establishment
      registration
      protection

income
   motivations
      financial
      cultural
      social
   sources
      products
      consumables
      licenses
      advertising
      platforms
      infrastructure
      services
         operation
         customization
         education
         research
         impact
   types
      for-profit
         sole proprietor
         partnership
         limited liability company (LLC)
         corporation
      non-profit
         501(c)(3)
      hybrid
   funding
      VC
      incubator
      angel
      friends & family
      crowdsource
      loan
      purchase commitment
      bootstrap
   lifecycle
      (failure of) business plan
      (need for) management team
      (problems in) scaling
      (pressure for) exit

accelerator/incubator/manufacturer
   PCH, Highway 1
   Flextronics, Flex
   Dragon, Bolt
   SEEED, HAX
   Factory For All
   Fab Lab Made

assignment
   develop a plan for dissemination of your final project
   prepare a summary slide (presentation.png, 1280x1024) and video clip (presentation.mp4, 1080p HTML5, < ~minute, < ~10 MB)
      in your root directory