Invention, Intellectual Property, and Income



invention
   research, development
   ready, fire, aim
   pain
   ecosystems

intellectual property
   patents
      types
         utility (20 years from filing)
         design (14 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
         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
      licenses
      products
      consumables
      platforms
      advertising
      infrastructure
      services
         operation
         customization
         education
         research
         impact
   for-profit
      sole proprietor
      partnership
      limited liability company (LLC)
      corporation
   non-profit
      501(c)(3)
   funding
      VC
      angel
      friends & family
      loan
      bootstrap
      purchase commitment
      crowdsource
   lifecycle
      (failure of) business plan
      (need for) management team
      (problems in) scaling
      (pressure for) exit

assignment
   develop a plan for dissemination of your final project