Intellectual Property Resources for Educators

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In collaboration with the 20 Million Minds Foundation, IPO created the following outlines and presentations for teachers and educators to use to speak to various age groups about Intellectual Property.

Each unit below is offered as a turnkey lesson plan and presentation, but we encourage you to tailor the materials to your students’ needs.

Special thanks to the Michelson 20MM Foundation for their generosity and help in providing these resources. Visit their website to learn more about their work.

Middle School

A 30 minute lesson on intellectual property intended for middle school students ages 13 – 15.

High School - 30 Min

A 30 minute lesson on intellectual property intended for high school students ages 15 – 18.

High School - 60 min

A more in-depth 60 minute lesson on intellectual property intended for high school students ages 15 – 18.

Congratulations to 2016’s Winners

We’ve put together a quick look at last year’s winners of IPOEF’s video contest both as a tribute to their hard work and as inspiration for 2017’s entrants.

Interested in entering your students?

IPOEF’s video contest also provides a $1,500 reward to the winning entrant’s sponsoring teacher.

Get A Speaker For Your Class

If you are a teacher wanting to help your students learn about the protections that exist for their ideas and inventions, we have someone for you.

The members of Intellectual Property Owners Association are IP attorneys who work for corporations and law firms​. Many are willing to volunteer their time to speak to your group about the basics of IP rights, for free!

Look Up a Speaker

Undergraduate

A more in depth 60 minute lesson on intellectual property intended for college students ages 18 and up.



Learn about the importance of the patent system by creating a short video!

Watch this short introduction video to learn more about the contest and importance of the patent system.

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How the IP Video Contest works

Make a video answering one of the questions asked, upload it by the deadline, and you'll be entered to win! It's that easy!

CONTEST PRIZES
    • $5.000 CASH PRIZE OR SCHOLARSHIP
    • HONORED AT AWARDS DINNER IN WASHINGTON, DC (PLUS GUEST)
    • OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR THE CAPITOL AND MEET MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Special Thanks to 2017 IP Video Contest Award Sponsors!