Our kids are the future of this country; they are the inventors and innovators of tomorrow as well as our future business leaders. Thankfully there are many resources for them to learn about intellectual property. We were thrilled to learn that the USPTO has launched a new website that encourages kids and teens to create and invent, all the while discovering the importance of protecting their Intellectual Property (IP). The new site includes history, informative links, activities, and videos designed to help educate students, parents and teachers about patent law.
Here’s a nicely produced video where innovators within the arena of extreme sports talk about the importance of inventing, patenting, and advancing their own tools of the trade. Many athletes (and even young people who aren’t athletes) constantly serve as innovators within their disciplines, creating goods and technologies that make it possible to break new ground in competitions such as the X Games. Have a look:
That’s how it’s done, and it all starts with your idea! Cook Alex attorneys have a history of educating students about the patent process. Firm founder Bob Fieseler has visited local schools to teach students about patent law. This is something we feel that is important, because tomorrow’s innovators are nearby in our own local classrooms.
Learning how to get your idea off the ground (and protected properly) isn’t just for kids, either. Our attorneys often find themselves taking on the role of a teacher as they instruct and guide “first-time” clients through the patenting process. Give us a call if you have your own questions and want to learn more about developing your own IP.
So, way to go USPTO! Big applause from all of us at Cook Alex.