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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer

By: Luis Figarella, MS, PE, Patent Agent and Raymond L. Barrett, Jr., PhD, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 6/22/2018)
186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer

This course is organized with an introduction to the general practice of the engineering arts with emphasis on the facets that are specific to the profession of the Registered Professional Engineer. A similar emphasis on and distinctions of the general forms of intellectual property is introduced with particular emphasis on the United States Patent Office and issued patents; such as are likely to be associated with the practice of the Professional Engineer. Some practical considerations are developed as apply to the practice of Professional Engineering.

This course has been produced by two practicing Professional Engineers. One author, Dr. Raymond L. Barrett, Jr., PhD, PE has many years of engineering experience and is an author of books, articles, and courses, as well as an inventor with 36 issued US patents as a named inventor. Similarly, Luis Figarella, PE also has over 20 years of experience as a practicing engineer and Patent Agent and is an author of books, articles, and courses, as well as an inventor with 14 issued US patents as a named inventor, and over 35 issued/allowed US Patents for his clients.

Due to the nature of the course, the materials presented in this course were extensively obtained from referenced public sources with links to those sources conveniently provided. On completion of the course the terms should be clear, many of the issues as well as an introduction to the processes and procedures needed to identify intellectual property issues and protect the rights of the owner of the identified intellectual property should be clearer. The course is presented as an overview and is not a substitute for competent legal advice in any particular cases.

186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Joe D'Alessandro
04/25/2018
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Course content was a great overview from an engineering perspective. It provided adequate knowledge of the process without getting bogged down in legalities.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Robert J. Alban
11/28/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good explanation of Patents and other intellectual property an engineer should be aware of.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Robert J. Alban
11/25/2017
Verified Buyer
Fine Course
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Robert Alban
11/17/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good general analysis of the subject matter.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
11/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Very helpful overview of intellectual property for the novice.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Michael Post
09/17/2017
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The course provided a lot of useful information, although some of it was rather confusing. It said that I missed question 20 which was a paraphrasing of two ways to qualify as a micro entity on page 25. . . .
Portions of the review have been removed because they disclosed the correct answer to a question.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Erwin Everett
03/04/2017
Verified Buyer
Course was excellent. The information concerning the different protections for intellectual properties was very interesting and informative.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Robert H. Brotherton, P.E.
01/30/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. Good and practical information.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
01/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Very Informative
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Paul
12/26/2016
Verified Buyer
Informative and interesting. Good background information for any practicing engineer.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
ARCHIBALD PINTO
12/26/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent course but would have liked additional information on claims and prosecution of claims
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Derek Rhodes
12/26/2016
Verified Buyer
I found this to be an interesting and informative course.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Richard Clemenzi
12/24/2016
I object to your use of "software patent" in quotes in a question -- this is misleading as there is NOT such a thing in "name" which the "quotes" suggest. Thus, it is a semantics question as to whether one guesses what you really mean by the question, and only a 50/50 chance of guessing your intention correctly. That question should definitely be reworded!
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Larry Gooch
12/21/2016
Verified Buyer
Good overview of a complex topic involving both legal issues and ethical concerns.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Christopher Jones
11/29/2016
Verified Buyer
Useful rules of thumb on filing and disclosure timing
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Henry Block
11/23/2016
Verified Buyer
Very useful in sorting out how IP laws apply, a complicated and often misunderstood system.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Arthur Noxon
11/21/2016
Verified Buyer
Loaded with definitions..... I was hoping to see more practical situations, where the PE invents something in order to solve a problem for a client.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Rick Doran
11/18/2016
Verified Buyer
Good review of (new) patent law, and some good advice.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Warren M.Childress, PE
11/17/2016
Verified Buyer
Good course for make the PE aware of the law and requirements of filing patents, copyrights, etc.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
John Feola
11/16/2016
Verified Buyer
Course was excellent.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Frank Binkiewicz
11/16/2016
Verified Buyer
Informative and Just the right amount of details.
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
H. William Mann
11/14/2016
Verified Buyer
Course was thorough and informative. Many resources are cited for followup by the interested engineer
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Luke Turgeon
11/14/2016
Verified Buyer
very good
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186-Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer
Michael A.
07/21/2016
Interesting and informative. Very good overview course.
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Needs Some Work
Kate Y.
06/05/2016
Verified Buyer
For an online professional development course the content and structure are adequate. Pages 14 and 22 need more thorough proofreading; I was disappointed by the egregious grammar errors. (I have made notes and would be happy to provide input through direct correspondence.) According to the graded test I answered question 20 incorrectly, a determination with which I disagree. Without going into too much detail: a key criterion for the first definition of "microentity" has been left out. (Again, I am happy to discuss this directly.)
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Nice overview and treatment of the subject
Rich Sita
03/20/2016
Verified Buyer
I've been involved with many patents over the coarse of my career, but this course was great in that it gave a broader view of IP, filled in some knowledge gaps, and corrected some misunderstandings.
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IP & Patent for Engineers
Gordon Holmes
03/07/2016
Verified Buyer
Gave a good overview of procedures and rights associated with IP and patents
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186-Intellectural Property and Patents for the PE
Anonymous reviewer
01/31/2016
Course outline was optimal for learning
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Intellectual Property and Patent for the Professional Engineer
Anonymous reviewer
01/26/2016
Verified Buyer
In general, a good overview course. ...
Portions of the review comment were deleted because they discuss the correct answer to question 20.
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186-Intellectual Property & Patent
Anonymous reviewer
01/25/2016
a solid primer on the subject useful for the Professional Engineer's general understanding.
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Charlie R. Mitchell, PE
09/08/2015
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I went outside of my comfort area with this course and was well rewarded with the result. I feel a lot more comfortable in this realm now and should have made the trip earlier in my career. Well written and very helpful.
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Excellent
J.E. Osowski
04/06/2015
Very informative and well written. Good information on patents outside of the U.S.
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Excellent Course should be offered in college
Mark Hanlon
03/05/2015
Excellent Course should be offered in college

Basic knowledge that all engineers should know.
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Excellent
Don
02/27/2015
Excellent overview of IP/Patent issues. Material well written with appropriate references. The material is valuable immediately in my present administrative duties.
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Gregg Rasor
02/26/2015
The course material needs to be reviewed by a qualified Intellectual Property Attorney. I will contact the Author.

Author's response: We have not been contacted by this reviewer but we

> stand by our course contact.

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anonymous
02/06/2015
I got one question wrong and I do not understand why. With regard to question #18.

C W Jones



SunCam Comment: Portions of the reviewers comment were removed because it reveled the correct answer to a test question. The author responded directly with an explanation.
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anonymous
12/22/2014
Very worthwhile. Am already using info learned.
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anonymous
12/20/2014
Very informative, comprehensive intro. Wish I had known about design patents. Well presented.
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anonymous
12/13/2014
Good course and reasonably priced.
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Intellectual Property and Patent
Diego Acuna
10/21/2014
Very informative! I enjoyed and found the material very helpful.

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Comprehensive Introduction
anonymous
08/29/2014
I have been an expert witness for over 20 years, but still learned new information from this course.
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Jeffery A. Hadley, PE CFEI
05/31/2014
Excellent coverage of the fundamentals on intellectual properties and patents. A must for designers and engineers.
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Price: $29.95
Special Price Expires: 6/22/2018
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Course Code: 100242-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
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