Introduction to Intellectual Property Course

IEEE Entrepreneurship Launches First Course via IEEE Learning Network (ILN) platform
29
Jan

Introduction to Intellectual Property Course

By Lauren Beighley

IEEE Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce the official launch of the Introduction to Intellectual Property Course via the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) platform.

Calling all interested parties, including IEEE members, engineering students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and start-ups!

Do you need a basic understanding of intellectual property, or does the topic interest you?

Are you thinking of what to do next with your ideas and inventions? This program provides you with information to help you succeed!

The objective of this introductory course is to provide a basic understanding of intellectual property for engineering students, aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, and others interested in this topic.

Why should you register?

Topics included in the course are:

Introduction to Intellectual Property

  • Tangible and intangible property for business
  • Hi-tech companies – intangible property >> tangible property
  • Definition of Intellectual Property

Different forms of Intellectual Property

  • Different forms of IP – patents, trademarks, service marks – need registration.
  • Registration for copyrights is optional although advisable if critical.
  • A trade secret does not require registration – it is internal to the company and the intent to protect the knowledge must be marked on all material to be protected.
  • Geographical Indication and Plant Variety need registration at the USPTO.

Methods of Protecting Intellectual Property

  • Inventions are patented if there is commercial value and if patentable.  Some improvements to existing inventions may not be patentable but can be protected as a trade secret.
  • Copyrights must be registered if it is of high commercial value.
  • Trademarks and service marks must be registered if it needs to be internationally protected.
  • IP protected as trade secrets must be marked confidential, proprietary, or business-sensitive.
    • Non-disclosure agreements must be used for the exchange of information that contains proprietary information. Inventions are patented if there is commercial value and if patentable.  Some improvements to existing inventions may not be patentable but can be protected as a trade secret.
    • Copyrights must be registered if it is of high commercial value.
    • Trademarks and service marks must be registered if it needs to be internationally protected.
    • IP protected as trade secrets must be marked confidential, proprietary, or business-sensitive.
      • Non-disclosure agreements must be used for the exchange of information that contains proprietary information.

Intellectual Property Protection Strategy

  • Revenue potential: No patent for patent sake – is there a big market?
  • Cost of commercializing your idea
  • IP infringement risk
  • IP protection cost
  • IP Landscape considerations

Get started today, register now!

Don’t wait to take advantage of this opportunity and get connected with your future today!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you provide services related to intellectual property? You can advertise your services on this course offering.

Act now, get involved, become a sponsor!

If you are interested, please contact Tom Monaco directly.

Keep a lookout for additional courses coming in 2021.
  • Introduction to Business Models
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • And more!

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