Essentials of Patents

By Andy Gibbs; Bob Dematteis | Go to book overview
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Managing Patents in the
Engineering Department
After reading this chapter you will be able to
Understand the value of fostering awareness of patent generation among the engineering staff
Learn how to educate engineering staff in how to read patents
Help engineering departments learn their responsibilities in terms of patent generation and design
Understand how to design and implement an engineering patent plan

Engineers know all about patents, right? Interestingly, the answer is a resounding “no”!

Engineering is a technical profession. It is a discipline that applies science to problems and creates solutions to help humankind. Engineers can fall into various labels such as R&D professionals, researchers, scientists, product developers, and designers, but few engineers are inventors, and even fewer are knowledgeable of the patent process.

Engineering specialties include mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, biotech, chemical, electrical, civil, automotive, software, aeronautical, marine, mining, petroleum, and many, many more.

Engineers are trained to apply the laws of physics, engineering and scientific formulae, statistics and probability analysis, research method


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