Understanding your intellectual rights can be a key business advantage. If you have ever wanted to test your own knowledge of intellectual property, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just the tool.
The agency recently released an updated beta version of its web-based IP Awareness Assessment Tool. Like its predecessor, the new assessment tool aims to help manufacturers, small businesses, entrepreneurs and independent inventors easily assess their IP knowledge. Users answer a comprehensive set of questions regarding IP, after which the tool provides a set of training resources tailored to specifically identified needs.
“This Administration knows that American entrepreneurs have always focused on the next great idea that will grow our economy, create jobs and drive U.S. global competition,” said former Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Acting Director of the USPTO Teresa Stanek Rea. “The IP Awareness Assessment Tool will help educate independent inventors and small businesses on the intellectual property protections available to them as they seek to turn their ideas into reality and bring them to market.”
The tool is available on USPTO’s website at www.uspto.gov/inventors/assessment/.