Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 409.
It occurred to me recently that although I’ve done dozens of speeches and interviews over the past 20 or so years on libertarian aspects of intellectual property, or IP, that is, on IP policy, I’ve never done any in depth lectures for libertarians on IP law itself. Today’s discussion did a brief overview of various types of IP law, and then focused on the patent law and patent application process itself. It was followed with Q&A at the end. I plan to do followup episodes focusing on copyright and perhaps some other areas.
Other episodes in this series:
- KOL411 | IP Law Tutorial, Part 2: Copyright Law
- KOL412 | IP Law Tutorial, Part 3: Trademark, Trade Secret, and Other
The slides I used are streamed below and here (.pptx). I also used the following documents in my talk: sample patent application; sample patent prosecution history (USPTO); Sample issued patent 10054762; Apple design patent for touchscreen device with rounded corners; sample red ribbon copy.