S1, Episode 8: Fordham Foundry Workshop: Intellectual Property 101

Season One, Episode Eight– A Fordham Foundry Workshop: Intellectual Property 101- An overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Episode Description: John J. Normile, Jr. (Fordham Law ‘88, Fordham BA ‘84), partner at an international law firm and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham, conducts a legal symposium for the Fordham Foundry regarding intellectual property. He provides an overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.  This episode is the first of four podcasts in a series about intellectual property protection.

  • Episode Roadmap:
  • [:31] Bernice Grant introduces herself, John Normile, and the episode topic of protecting intellectual property.
  • [2:07] An overview of patents and the definition, privileges, and limitations of patentability.
  • [6:43] The three step process for drafting and securing a patent.
  • [12:35] Examining the benefits, requirements, and terms of trademarks.
  • [16:15] Requirements, categories, and the registration procedure for copyrights.
  • [18:58] Benefits of registering, protecting, and maintaining trade secrets.

Tweetables:

“Patents basically encourage innovation through the grant of a limited monopoly.” -John Normile
“There is nothing more impressive to a jury than a United States patent.” -John Normile
“Everything about trademarks is about the likelihood of confusion.” -John Normile

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