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Intellectual Property for MAE 480 (WVU Tech): Intellectual Property

Created for Professor Zabihian's class as part of the ILCEP grant

Assigned Reading

In your textbook, Engineering Design, 5th ed., read section 5.9 "Patents and Other Intellectual Property" pp.178-187.

Types of IP

  1. Trade Secret
  2. Copyright
  3. Trademark
  4. Patent


Intellectual Property is
  • “A category of intangible rights protecting commercially valuable products of the human intellect.”
  • “A commercially valuable product of the human intellect, in a concrete or abstract form…”

—Black’s Law Dictionary

Intellectual Property: an Introduction

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