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keyannawinston February 1st, 2019 5:43am

Can a Patent be put on a method of education ? Or does it once it has been demonstrated become community property ?

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GrandmaALiCE
02/01/19 7:29 pm

@keyannawinston

You should ask a lawyer, as I assume this is a real, work-related question. All you are going to get here are uneducated guesses.

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MrsCrayonWax Katies Purpose
02/01/19 6:32 am

Possibly. If you’ve patented a product or a style, I don’t see why you can’t patent a method of teaching.

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Robert01 existentialist
02/01/19 5:46 am

I know that methods can be patented I'm not sure about methods of Education though.

I have seen metal workers avoid showing methods that are patented.

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Krystina Live and Let Live
02/01/19 3:40 am

I’m not sure they can patent the methods themselves, but I think there are ways to patent certain elements. For instance, I’m pretty sure certification programs (such as a PMP cert, for instance) patent or copyright what they teach. But, I believe what’s protected is course content, not a specific teaching method. Either way, patent law is very nuanced. Without asking a patent lawyer, I’m not sure anyone here is going to be able to give you a firm answer on this.

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xxxceo Justice for All
01/31/19 11:56 pm

Sure, it’s intellectual property.

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Wert A picture of my Tit
01/31/19 11:16 pm

Hooked-On-Phonics!

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