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Listed under:  Economics and business  >  Economy  >  Ownership  >  Intellectual property  >  Patents
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Innovation cycle: patent

Look at how innovators protect their ideas so that they can profit from them. Explore a case study about new ideas for medicine to help in the fight against age-related conditions like Alzheimer's and Huntington's diseases. See how the company identifies possible applications of the chemical compounds, applies for patents ...

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Could you be an innovator?

This is a unit of work for teachers about being an innovator or being inventive. It has three main sections: Classroom unit - including an overview, the learning objectives and curriculum areas covered; Delivery - including duration, materials required and nine worksheets; and the Procedure - explaining the sequencing of ...

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Did Thomas Edison steal the idea for electric light globes?

This is a resource that uses the topic of the invention of the electric light globe, to explore intellectual property, in particular patents. The resource has a focus on the historical story behind the invention and questions if Thomas Edison was the true inventor. Topics explored include: how the electric light globe works; ...

Teacher resource

Investigating air

This is a resource that uses the topic of air to explore intellectual property, in particular patents. The resource includes: exploration into the properties of air; opportunity to devise and carry out experiments involving air; and the ability to claim mock credit for a discovery or invention by taking out a pretend patent. ...