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University Connected Learning
This online class deals with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). What other concepts are patented is covered, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only are utility patents covered, but also design and plant patents. Although the focus is mostly on patent law, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods are addressed. The engineer must be conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. The rights of creative and ingenious people are surveyed and information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters is provided.