If you are interested in knowing more about IP without receiving a legal bill from your attorney, you may want to check out this new feature on the USPTO web site. The USPTO and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership developed an online IP Awareness Assessment which covers IP strategies, best practices, international IP rights, IP asset tracking, licensing technology to others, and using technology of others. It covers five categories of IP: copyright, design patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and utility patents. The assessment is free and takes 10-30 minutes.
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