December 11, 2018
NDIANAPOLIS -- Intellectual property is playing a central role in a new program at the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI.
In the Engineering-Science Intellectual Property Project, a series of three classes marries intellectual property concepts with engineering and patent applications. Students create their own solution to an engineering challenge, build a prototype, and then guide it through patent and even commercialization processes.
"This is a program in engineering education that will really shift the focus from a pure science-based education to applied education with a huge emphasis on intellectual property," said professor Hamid Piroozi, a visiting clinical professor of engineering and co-principal investigator and instructor of the program's intellectual property courses. "This is by far the most unique program of its kind."