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Intellectual Property 101 (Timed & Monitored)

This course is designed to equip engineers, architects, and land surveyors with the knowledge they need to navigate intellectual property laws and regulations in their professional practice. The course material is based on the U.S. Copyright Office's comprehensive guide to copyright laws and regulations. It covers the following key topics: Definition and Importance of Copyright, Rights of a Copyright Owner, What is Not Protected by Copyright, Copyright Ownership, Duration of Copyright, Benefits of Registration, Derivative Works and Compilations, and Using Copyrighted Work. Furthermore, the course elaborates on the fundamental concepts of patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. By the end of the course, participants will be better prepared to protect their original works, understand the rights they have over their creations, and respect the copyrights, patents, and trademarks associated with the others' works.

The course has a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

User's Guide to Timed & Monitored Online Courses:

For Timed & Monitored (T&M) online courses, you need to log into your account to view the course content. You must complete the required study time (min. 50 minutes for each PDH) before you can submit your quiz answers and obtain your certificate of completion. However, you may print out the quiz questions anytime after purchase.

You do not need to complete the T&M course in one sitting. You may view the course content from office or home using different devices with Internet connection. Our website will keep track of your total time spent. If necessary, you may print the course content for ease of reading while you are online. You may also preview the content of P289T by viewing the content of P289 since they are identical.

For T&M courses, You need to actively view course content online - at least click your mouse once in a while. The on-screen tracking clock may stop due to inactivity at your end. If that happens, you may resume your clock by pressing F5 key on your keyboard or by refreshing your screen. Thank you for your cooperation.

Note: This course requires users to pay first before viewing the course content.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.