University of Southern California


Protecting Your Intellectual Property (IP)

Who Should Attend

All levels of faculty & postdocs

Course Description

Intro course to types of IP: utility patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and their differences will be presented. Pitfalls of the provisional patent application will also be discussed.


Fikret Kirkbir, Manager, Intellectual Property Analysis & Assessment, Alfred Mann Institute at USC (AMI-USC)


OneĀ 2 hour session.

Next courses

February 22, 2017 | 12 – 2:00 PM | Location: Health Sciences Campus (HSC), Norris Research Tower (NRT), Room LG 503/4 (across Aresty Auditorium)

Lunch provided.

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

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