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Understanding intellectual property for engineers

This course helps you understand the essential rules for protecting your own IP and the dangers of infringing third party IP.

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Members: £495 + VAT
Non-members: £595 + VAT

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Understanding intellectual property for engineers
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat


This course helps you understand the essential rules for protecting your own IP and the dangers of infringing third party IP.

Intellectual property (IP) is the collective term for patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks and confidential information.

Failure to take account of IP at the appropriate time can prevent a product (or service) getting to market or leave that product vulnerable to copying once on the market.

This course helps you understand the essential rules for protecting your own intellectual property, outlines the dangers of infringing third party IP and gives guidance as to what to say and what not to say in meetings, correspondence and negotiations.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.  

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:
  • Understand what IP can and can’t do
  • Recognise when a danger arises
  • Tell you when you should refer a matter to an IP specialist
  • Know the protective legends which must go on documents
  • Be aware what must be included in confidentiality agreements
  • Provide better guidance to your colleagues
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Course was good, covered the content I needed, had good exercises to ensure understanding

Phil Wadey, Airbus

Key topics

  • An outline of the various types of IP
  • The extent to which they overlap
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the different types
  • How a right in IP may be lost or compromised
  • Assembling a confidentiality agreement
  • IP which is incapable of legal protection
  • The legal remedies for breach of IP
  • The international aspect of IP
  • The likely impact of Brexit

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and C

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    London, Coventry
  • CPD Hours:
  • Accredited:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C

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06 Nov 2019
07 Apr 2020 10% discount available until 7 February

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