Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

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Gain understanding of patent laws to protect yourself and your ideas.

Flexible 100% online class

24/7 course accessibility

Complete in just 7 weeks

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Know your rights as a creator

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. Our Intellectual Property Law for Engineers Course provides invaluable training with a focus on patent applications, research and prosecution, the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents).

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Learn about the coursework, learning outcomes and answers to frequently asked questions

Legal Support Courses Informational Webinar — This session was recorded on March 24, 2021 and may mention timely information. Our courses are open enrollment and start every 8 weeks.

Class format

Flexible online education

For over 40 years, CLS has provided students with flexible and effective legal education through a variety of formats catered to a busy life. Courses are designed and updated to remain on pace with the current industry, and are taught by working professionals. Intellectual Property Law for Engineers is offered 100% online, so you can complete your coursework around your schedule while still benefiting from regular instructor and peer interaction.

The interactive platform offers 24/7 course access with video and printed tutorials available. 

Discussion forums and a built-in email tool facilitate easy communication with your instructor and peers​​.  

Review the material as many times as necessary for full retention of the information. Complete weekly assignments to help you stay on track​​. 

  • New session start every 8 weeks
    • We offer 6 session per year.
  • 24/7 course access
    • Once registered, your password and access information will be sent via email prior to the start of class.
  • Student support
    • CLS by BARBRI provides ongoing administrative and technical support for all students.

Review the online Intellectual Property Law for Engineers Course syllabus to learn more.

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Learning outcomes

The Intellectual Property Law for Engineers Course effectively deals with utility patents, as well as design and plant patents and explores copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, and business methods for knowledge building. As a result, you will learn how to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters. Coursework in Intellectual Property is equivalent to 45 clock hours of study. Learn more.

Career outlook

As an engineer, it is important to have an understanding of the rights you have as a creative and ingenious person. With this knowledge, you will increase your career opportunities and earning potential and decrease your legal risk. Learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a High School Diploma or GED to take CLS courses?

CLS courses are designed for adult students and are taught on a college level. Minimum requirements to take any of our courses are a high school diploma or GED, and to be 18 years of age prior to enrollment.

Can I get financial aid?

Traditional financial aid (Pell grants, Stafford Loans, etc.) usually do not apply to these courses due to their continuing education status. Please view our Payment Options information to explore possible options.

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