Invention: Technology Creation, Protection, and Commercialization

ENG ME 502

This course provides students with the knowledge and tools necessary to create, protect, and commercialize engineering and scientific intellectual assets. Students will first make use of creativity tools to attack posed engineering problems, then turn to means for protecting their solutions. Rapidly growing areas that are affecting nearly all businesses (e.g., software and the internet) as well as "high-tech" areas including microelectronics, communications, and bioenegineereing will be emphasized. Extensive patent searches and analysis will be carried out to develop skills for quickly ascertaining the protected technical content of patents, and for recognizing what intellectual property (IP) should be and can be protected. Legal aspects for protecting creative ideas will be studied at a level appropriate for engineers to interact easily and smoothly during their technical careers with IP lawyers. Various business models for the commercialization of intellectual assets will be analyzed. Extensive class exercises and projects will explore in depth all three of these important areas of IP, with emphasis on key contributions during engineering and scientific research and development activities.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Cole PHO 210 TR 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Mts w/ME502 Dl

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
DL Cole TR 6:00 pm-8:00 pm WebReg Restricted
Stamped Approval
Mts w/ME502 A1

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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