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Course overview

We all have ideas, but very few of us ever do anything with them. This course looks at how to develop and protect your ideas so you can get real value from them. You will be talked through the processes required to assess new ideas, select the best ones and avoid wasting your time on those that will not work.

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:

  • how you can assess the viability of ideas
  • how to protect your ideas from the early stages
  • how to determine the originality of an idea
  • how to write and file a patent application
  • how to explore other options for protecting an idea
  • how to tackle issues around ownership

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs
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Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.


120 days' access 75 GBP (exc. VAT)


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 4 hours
CPD Units: 4