The ABCs of Patents: How to Protect Your Creative Inventions and Avoid Stealing From Others

Connie Wu (Rutgers Libraries; Confucius Institute)

Young minds think big! Today’s students can be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and inventors. New Jersey is the birthplace of Thomas Edison; as a great inventor, Edison has inspired creativity and sparked big ideas in others. In this seminar, we will learn from famous inventors and hone our own creative thinking process. This seminar will also introduce you to various types of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patents. Any student who wants to follow Edison’s footsteps needs to know how to protect their inventions. We will think about the uses of intellectual property and examine ways to protect your own valuable contributions while learning to avoid stealing the ideas of others. This seminar is particularly aimed at students interested in science, engineering, business, and law.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 94 index 14652