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Understanding intellectual property for engineers (v)

Essential rules for protecting your IP and the dangers of infringing on a third party’s.

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Essential rules for protecting your IP and the dangers of infringing on a third party’s.

Intellectual property (IP) is the collective term for patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks and confidential information. Understand the essential rules for protecting your IP, the dangers of infringing third party IP and be guided on what you should and shouldn’t say in meetings, correspondence and negotiations. 

Failing to take IP into account can prevent a product (or service) getting to market or leave it vulnerable to copying once on the market.

Delivery format:

This course will be delivered as 3 x 2-hour virtual classrooms (VCs)

  • VC1: Main forms of IP and key IP processes
  • VC2: IP models
  • VC3: IP value and IP risk

Who should attend?

Engineers and non-engineers at all levels. Be that at the forefront of design and technology, generally curious about IP or seeking work in this area in the future.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

• Understand what IP can and can’t do

• Recognise potentially dangerous situations and provide better guidance to colleagues

• Know when to 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

Contributes 6 CPD hours

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
• A practical exercise in assembling a confidentiality agreement
• IP which is incapable of legal protection
• The legal remedies for breach of IP
• The international aspect of IP

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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  • UK-Spec:
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Available dates for Understanding intellectual property for engineers (v)

6 hour course

10 May 2022 10:00 - 16:00 This course has 3 virtual sessions of 2 hours each: 10, 11 & 12 May 2022 at 10:00-12:00 BST
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