May 26, 2019  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

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IEET 450 - Patent and Copyright Law for Engineer and Scientists


Fundamentals of intellectual property rights as applied to engineering and science. Discussion of the basis of those rights in patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark laws. Focus on patent searches, patent claim review, and patent application drafting. Exposure to the knowledge base required for a career as a patent agent or patent lawyer. Use of case studies to learn to manage intellectual property strategically and to develop the analytical skills necessary for engineers and scientists to protect innovative ideas and inventions. Review of employment contracts with a focus on ownership of inventions, confidentiality, non-competition provisions, and the associated consequences for engineers and scientists.

Credits: 3



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