Intellectual Property Basics


Discussion will primarily cover an overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Other topics may include why innovators and entrepreneurs should consider protecting their IP and some resources and assistance available through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Attendees should have basic mastery of keyboard/mouse skills and familiarity with Internet browsing to best appreciate and benefit from the course.


  • Independent inventors/entrepreneurs in the community. 
  • Rice students, staff and faculty.


  • Advance registration is required. Please register online. If you need to cancel your reservation, please send an email to, so people on the waiting list can take the class.


  • There is no charge.
Zoom (virtual meeting). Links will be sent to registered participants in advance.
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