Microlearning Courses

Engaging Intellectual Property with short bite-size training  courses

Intellectual Property Microlearning Courses

Most employees have limited time to get the necessary intellectual property awareness training. There are circumstances that employees need a quick refresher, and microlearning courses are a great solution.  ipPerformance covers a wide range of intellectual property topics in microlearning courses.

More than 75 Microlearning intellectual property courses are available to meet your company’s specific needs. The microlearning courses are bite-sized, relevant, and focused training. This flexible approach to training is designed for learners who need to understand an intellectual property concept or activity in a concise lesson. These courses may also be used as a lesson refresher. Most lessons are covered in less than seven minutes to give a burst of knowledge on specific IP topics.

ipPerformance Microlearning courses are short and engaging, designed to cover a relevant topic or scenario effectively.  These courses are available in several formats, enabling employees to easily watch or listen to the course at a convenient time.  ipPerformance Microlearning courses are only 2-3 minutes. The relevant topics cover a range of intellectual property concepts, procedures, policies, and practices. Many include intellectual property misconceptions and myths to head off employee concerns. Answers to the common IP-related questions that IP legal departments’ attorneys and staff spend answering are conveyed.

These intellectual property bite-size courses are available in several formats, including podcast-mp3, video, and for learning management system deployment. Below is a short list of the over 200 courses available.  

Patentability Requirements
Patent Primer Patentability Requirements
The Patent Department
Reading a Patent

Invention Harvesting and Reviews

What Happens After Your Invention Disclosure is Submitted to Patent Department

Completing an Invention Disclosure Form

Necessary Preparations for Completing an Invention Disclosure

What Happens at the Invention Review Committee Meetings


Patent Search, Infringement, and Freedom to Operate

Conducting Prior Art

Dominant Patent and Infringement

Freedom to Operate and Product Clearance


Trade Secret

Handling Confidential Proprietary Information

What is the Trade Secrets Act

Trade Secret Cornerstones

Examples of Potential Trade Secrets

Famous Trade Secrets

What’s a Trade Secret?

Advantages of a Trade Secret

How Is Trade Secret Protection Lost?

Are There Methods to Protect Trade Secrets?

Safeguards to Prevent Misappropriation

Trade Secret Classifications

Handling Proprietary Information

What is Technical Know-How



Factors and Considerations for Early Disclosure of Your Invention

Patent versus Trade Secret Protection

Prosecuting a Patent

Publication after Filing Patent Application

Requirements for Patentability

How are Inventions Evaluated for Patenting

Patent Fundamentals

Basic Patentability Requirements

Patent Protection – Who, When, Where, and Length of Time

Why are Patents Valuable

Patenting Steps and Activities

Patent Protection Features

Explaining Design Patents

Patent Process

Patentability Test

Prosecution Period

How to submit your ideas

Invention and Inventorship

Necessary Preparations for an Invention Disclosure

Patentability Requirements

Assessing Patentability with Seven Questions

Intellectual Asset Management Team Meeting

Patent Process Timeline

Major Stages of Patenting

What Happens in the Pre-Filing Period

What Happens in Post Issuance Period



What is Copyright?

Who Creates Copyrightable Material?

Copyright Legal Protection Factors

Rights of the Copyright Holder

What Does Copyright Protect?

Copyright Principle: Fair Use

Four Factor Fair Use Test

What is Copyright Parody

Joint Works

Works Made for Hire

Company Copyright Policy

Copyright Notice Examples

Copyright Disputes

Derivative Works


Famous and Valuable Brands Value

Trademark Protection Features

Two Common Trademark Errors

Types of Corporate Identity Trademarks

Why is a Trademark Important

Trademark Policies – What to Do

Trademark Policies – What Not to Do

Cooperative Relationships

Outside Cooperative Development Programs



Using Technology-Related Agreements


Invention Publication

Using Defensive Publication


Business and Intellectual Property

Understanding Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights

Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property in a Business’s Value Chain

Additional Value of Owning Intellectual Property

Where Does Innovation Come From – Inside and Outside the Company


Intellectual Property Operations

The Patent Department – What do they do

Document Creation and Handling

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