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Where to Find Patent & IP Videos and Podcasts Online

It’s useful to know where to find intellectual property-related books, newsfeeds, and blogs, but the internet offers other multimedia options for watching and listening to IP and patent news and discussions. A broad variety of video and audio resources are available for patent professionals, ranging from online video courses to free podcasts.  Many patent and intellectual property authorities offer free educational videos and podcasts on their websites, including the USPTO, EPO, and WIPO.  You can also locate free patent or IP-related podcasts through blogs, online directories, and organizational websites.  Finally, users can purchase high-quality online video courses about patent law, searching, or business techniques, and video-on-demand courses are even available to aid viewers in passing the US Patent Bar Exam.

After the jump, learn how to find the best podcasts and online videos about patents and intellectual property through patent authority websites, blogs, online directories, and  organizational sites!
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Gear Grinder #4.5: Children and Patents

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Introductory Note: Welcome back to “Gear Grinder with Danny Rooney.” This week we have Danny’s chipper cousin Stevie to fill in. We aim to bring this series to you on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Here are our previous installments: #1, #2, #3, and #4. This post is based on a fictitious character!

Like our distant cousin Wayne, Danny Rooney’s been suspended this week for getting his gears ground a little too hard and dropping some choice swear-bombs on the unassuming children across the world.

In his place I, Stevie Rooney, will be bringing you something to smile about regarding the patent world. Inspired by a blog post I saw about a child’s reaction to finding out that their parent was a patent researcher, today I’ll be talking about the USPTO’s fun website designed to educate kids about the world of intellectual property. Read on for the antidote to being grumpy at work!

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