Last month, Leonid and I discussed intellectual property with two business law classes at Federal Way High School. The business law classes are part of the career and technical education classes now being offered in Washington State schools to help students “graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education and prepared for life in the 21st century.” Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, www.k12.wa.us.
Our discussion included a presentation focusing on patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. We also went over examples of each type of intellectual property and facilitated activities in which the students participated. I was amazed at the well-thought-out questions by the students and the (mostly) correct answers, even to our trick questions! I would definitely love to return! Also, we received some pretty awesome thank you letters from the students.