ME 502 Intellectual Assets

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. Rapid growing areas that are effecting nearly all businesses (e.g., software and the internet) will be covered. 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. Finally, various business models for the commercialization of intellectual assets will be analyzed. Extensive class exercises and projects will explore in depth in all three of these important areas of IP, with emphasis on key contributions during engineering and scientific research and development activities.

 

 




 

 

 

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ME 502 Intellectual Assets


Next Offering Fall 2010 – Enroll Now