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Get it Protected! Your Guide to Intellectual Property

Get it Protected! Your Guide to Intellectual Property

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Photo Credit: Ioan Sameli

Use it or lose it… more like: protect it or lose it.

No I’m not talking about your memory.

I’m definitely not talking about losing your muscular strength.

Instead I’m referring to something that is much easier for others to steal.

First let me ask you a question…

Are you proud of your work?

If the answer to this question is yes then this article is for you.

Learn how to Protect Your Innovation

“Good artists copy. Great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso 

Successful innovators are very good at taking ideas and placing them in new contexts. In order to keep your inventions safe from the hungry imitators you’ll need to start thinking protection like – Thomas Edison.  During his lifetime Edison executed 1,093 successful U.S. patent applications.

Protecting your innovation is something that is hugely important when going into business. The protection itself can come in many forms: trademark, copyright, and patents. It can be difficult to know what sort of protection to look for. When should you start the protection process and where do you begin?

To answer all these questions I brought in a lawyer.

Todays guest know’s all about patents for cleantech innovators.

In this Episode of ECO founder TV you’ll learn what you need to do in order to protect your intellectual property and your innovation. In this video I am joined by Eric Lane, the founder of Green Patent Law.

Eric is an intellectual property lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney in San Diego, California. Eric has a deep understanding of a range of technologies including renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar PV, CSP, biofuels, and geothermal, energy storage technologies, carbon capture and sequestration, medical devices, data communications, mechanical, chemical, internet and software. Eric brings to his practice more than a decade of experience handling a wide range of complex IP issues at major law firms.

Find out more in the video below…

In this episode you’ll learn…

- The first steps any inventor should take to protect their innovation
- The key parts of your innovation that you can actually protect.
- What happens when you try to protect your innovation too late.

You can find more about Eric’s work below.

Eric’s Law Firm:
Eric’s Blog:

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  • Seth Ashford

    I agree that it is really important to protect your intellectual property. It really isn’t fair if others use your invention just because you didn’t patent it quickly enough. I also think that having some patent attorneys is a really good way to keep your intellectual property safely in your hands.

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