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    Northern Illinois University
  Sep 25, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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IEET 450 - Patent and Copyright Law for Engineers 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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