Patent Notes from Lecture ­ Mr. Orler

Three main types of intellectual property law:

1. Copyright - creative works

2. Patents - inventions, processes, things of use, business products (embodiment of ideas)

3. Trademarks ­ how things look, source identifiers

4. Trade Secrets ­ not used often

Public Domain

Fair Use

What can be used?

Web Citations
Author's name. Title of the page (underline if it is a full work, or in quotations if it is an article or part of a larger work). Date of publication. Publisher. Date you last visited the site. URL in brackets ,.

Example. Internet Scout Project, 1999. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. 3 Aug 1999. <>