Instructional Video

Patents, Novelty, and Trolls

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The big idea in the fourth of a series of seven videos about intellectual property is that patents are for things while copyright for ideas. The narrator explains the five requirements that inventors address in order to be granted a patent.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to add notes to their viewing guide and to add information to the class KWL chart
  • Have individuals or group research the patent rights for an invention that interests them
Classroom Considerations
  • Fourth in a series of seven videos in a mini-series about intellectual property
  • The comment section is open to the public; therefore, show the video in full-screen mode to avoid these comments
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Covers the key elements of patent law
  • The rapid dialogue may overwhelm some viewers