All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention and its creator are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well.
The Intellectual Property Law for Engineers is offered in partnership by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Center for Legal Studies.
- Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
- The Business of IP
- Utility, Design, and Plant Patents
- Conducting a Patent Search
- The Patent Application
- Protecting Yourself in IP Matters
March Session –
Monday, March 5, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018
$645 (does not include course materials)
Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.
Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments is required. To receive your Certificate of Completion, you must have a score of 70% or better on assignments and on the final written examination.