Part One: Patents of Inventions
I. Patentable Inventions
1. Types of Patents
2. Types of patentable inventions
3. Utility Models
III. Ownership and Rights Conferred
Part Two: Trade Secrets
I. What Constitutes a Trade Secret
Not Being Known.
The Commercial Value.
Subject to Reasonable Measures to Maintain its Secrecy.
Patents and Trade Secrets.
II. Ownership and Rights Conferred
Exclusive Right to Use, Sell or Disclose.
The Right to Prohibit Unauthorized Disclosure.
III. Trade Secrets Piracy
Breach of Contract.
Breach of Secrecy.
Third Party Acquisition.
2. Permitted Acts:
Attainment of Information by Independent Means.
IV. How to Protect Your Trade Secrets
V. Legal Protection
Civil Protection (Civil Action)
Four weeks of real-work experience
Non-disclosure Agreements 1. Prohibited Acts Trade Secret Proprietor . 1. Ownership
A. Inventor or his Successors
B. First to File / Right of Priority
C. Employer/ Employee Relationship
D. Joint Inventions
E. Rights Conferred
i. Exclusivity of the Patents
ii. Exploitation (Use and Assignment) iii. Mortgage and seizure
v. Prohibition of unauthorized use
G. Exception to the rights conferred: Compulsory licensing:
ii. Cases of compulsory licensing
iii. Conditions of compulsory licensing
iv. Doha Declaration
H. Cancellation of a Patent registration
I. Assignment by the owner
J. Expiry of the Patent
K. Non-payment of fees
L. Forfeiture or revocation in cases of abuse 1. Requirements for Patentability:
B. Inventive Step (Non-obviousness)
C. Industrial applicability
D. Disclosure of the invention
2. Unregisterable Inventions
3. Registration Procedure
A. General Overview on the Procedures
B. Identification of the Invention
C. Examination (form and substance)
E. Acceptance and publication
F. Modification of a Patent
G. Registration form