Get an introduction to Intellectual Property in this video excerpt from John V. Petersen’s course Intellectual Property Topics for Technologists, Part 1

In this video, attorney John V. Petersen explains the basic terminology for understanding Intellectual Property including Copyright, Trademark, Patent, and Trade Secrets.  He also covers the governing bodies for Intellectual Property Law and the differences between a Question of Law vs. Fact.

The complete course also covers how to apply for copyrights, the duration the copyright is enforced, what is considered a derivative work, and what is meant by the term Fair Use.

John Petersen has been developing software for over 20 years. It all started when, as a staff accountant, he was asked to get involved in a system upgrade to replace an old IBM Series 1 computer (about the size of a large refrigerator!). Those first programs were written in Clipper in the summer of 1987. Since that time, tools he has used include dBase, FoxBase, Visual FoxPro, and Visual Basic.  An early adopter of .NET, he then decided to go to law school and is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. After practicing law for a few years, John realized that technology was a lot more interesting than the law. Today, John focuses on ASP.NET development and is having more fun than ever solving problems for clients.

Watch “Intellectual Property for Technologists:  Introduction to IP and Copyrights” at WintellectNOW!