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Session 8 – Examining Legal Dimensions, Standards and Licenses

December 15, 2023 | 10:00 - 16:30

Innovation is a crucial aspect of modern society, as it drives progress and growth in all industries. Inventors play a significant role in this process by developing and introducing new products, technologies, and services to the market. However, inventors often face legal challenges related to patents, licenses, and intellectual property rights that can impact their ability to commercialize their innovations effectively. Therefore, understanding the legal dimensions and standards related to inventions is vital for inventors to ensure their ideas are protected and commercialized effectively.

Masoud Shafaghi, the Strategic Planning and Executive Office Manager of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), recognizes the importance of examining legal dimensions, standards, and licenses for inventors. In his upcoming one-year Innovation Master Class, he will explore these topics to provide inventors with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding inventions.

The Master Class will cover a range of topics related to legal dimensions, including the importance of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Patents provide inventors with exclusive rights to their inventions, preventing others from copying or profiting from their work. Trademarks and copyrights are also essential for inventors, as they protect their brand names and creative works from infringement. Shafaghi will discuss the different types of patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as the application and registration processes for each.

The Master Class will also cover the various legal standards that inventors must comply with, such as safety and environmental regulations. Inventions that pose potential safety risks to users must meet certain safety standards before they can be introduced to the market. Additionally, inventors must consider the environmental impact of their products and comply with relevant regulations to reduce their ecological footprint. Shafaghi will discuss the different legal standards that inventors must adhere to and provide guidance on how to meet these requirements.

Another critical aspect of the Master Class licenses. Inventors often need to obtain licenses to commercialize their inventions, which can be a complex and time-consuming process. Shafaghi will explore the different types of licenses that inventors may need, such as manufacturing and distribution licenses, and provide guidance on how to obtain them. He will also discuss the potential risks associated with licensing agreements, such as infringement claims, and provide strategies for minimizing these risks.

Overall, the Master Class on examining legal dimensions, standards, and licenses is a crucial resource for inventors looking to commercialize their innovations effectively. By understanding the legal landscape surrounding inventions, inventors can protect their intellectual property rights, comply with relevant regulations, and navigate the complex licensing process. Masoud Shafaghi’s expertise in this area and his experience working with inventors make him an ideal instructor for this Innovation Master Class.


December 15, 2023
10:00 - 16:30
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