Intellectual Property Training Academy 

ipPerformance Group ipTraining Academy is focused on employee intellectual property training courses. Our courses have been developed based on our 15 years of working with large and small companies.

Our comprehensive training library of intellectual property courses covers a breadth of topics to improve your company’s innovation culture and enable the workforce to fully understand the appropriate handling of company rights and be respectful of third-party intellectual property. In addition, we work with clients to customize courses and curriculums to fit their environment.

ipPerformance Training online solutions are created to strengthen your employee’s understanding of intellectual property value to the enterprise.

Quality Content

All training courses are written by our team of experienced intellectual property advisors and experienced educators and are designed to offer a user-friendly, engaging experience.

Affordable Pricing

ipPerformance Training offers low pricing and can work within your budget and resource constraints to help implement a cost-effective intellectual property training solution that can be leveraged across the entire organization.

Engaging Content

ipPerformance Training offers visually compelling graphics and images, engaging, applicable, and relevant content.


ipPerformance Training can customize training approaches to fit every organization’s needs. We can easily customize any of our more than forty intellectual property training courses to be as company or industry-specific as you’d like.


All courses are widely accessible, tailored to your organization, and available at a price to fit any budget. An experienced support team backs them up if you need help.

Easy Deployment

All Training can be done on the ipPerformance learning management system (LMS). Or, we can provide standard SCORM-compliant courses to be easily deployed on your corporate LMS.

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Intellectual Property Primer
Handling Unsolicited Ideas
Intellectual Property Micro Training Courses

IP Fundamentals are courses that provide an introduction to intellectual property assets, including concepts, procedures, benefits, and proper handling.

IP Extensions are courses designed for expanding your understanding of IP assets, standard operating practices, and best practices policies. This includes courses that are for audiences establishing intellectual property expert capabilities. These courses are for the people participating or leading efforts to monetize, leverage, and transact intellectual property.

IP Microlearning courses are designed for the audience with a need to learn a specific topic or task. They are also used as learning refreshers. We cover most topics in less than seven minutes.

IP Fundamentals

Business Importance of Intellectual Property
Patent Fundamentals
Trade Secret Fundamentals
Trademark Fundamentals
Copyright Fundamentals

IP Extensions

IP and Commercial Relationships: When do you need an agreement?
New Products and Freedom to Operate Procedures
Exploring Intellectual Property Assets for Research Development & Engineering
Inventor Lab Research Notebook Procedures
Patenting Process – Invention Disclosure, Review, Approval, and Patent Grant
Intellectual Property in Joint Ventures
Handling Intellectual Property in Cooperative Relationships
New Use Patents
Intellectual Property Valuation Methods
Intellectual Property Assets through Strategic Alliance Life Cycle
Intellectual Property for Marketing Advantage: An Introduction to Patent Issues in the Marketplace
Patent Intelligence, Methods, and Analysis

IP Microlearning

After the Disclosure – What happens after the invention disclosure is submitted to patent department/patent attorney
Completing an Invention Disclosure Form
Conducting Prior Art Studies
Confidential Proprietary Information
Document Creation and Handling
Factors and Considerations for Early Defensive Publication
Handling Unsolicited Ideas
Invention and Inventorship
Necessary Preparations for Completing an Invention Disclosure
Outside Cooperative Development Programs
Patent versus Trade Secret Protection
Prosecuting a Patent
Publication after Filing Patent Application
Releasing Technology to a Joint Venture
Requirements for Patentability
The Patent Department – What do they do?
Understanding Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights
Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property in a Business’s Value Chain
Using Technology Related Agreements
Why Obtain a Patent?

Essentials for Research Development and Engineering

IP Knowledge and Value Primer
Difference between Invention and Inventorship
Intangible Assets vs. Tangible Assets
Patent Fundamentals
Patent Procurement: Invention Disclosure to Issuance
Handling External Unsolicited Ideas
Why Obtain a Patent
How to complete an Invention Disclosure
Invention reviews and criteria for patenting invention

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