MISSION

PMU is committed to sustaining world class excellence in education, research and service by advancing the state of discovery, development, and application of knowledge. Our multicultural diverse and inclusive communities, our global connectedness and engagements, and our futuristic outlook enrich our environment.

VISION

PMU vision is to be a higher education institution having a transformative impact on society through sustainable innovation in education research and creativity.

THE PATENT CENTER IN NUMBERS-2023

72

Inventions

32

Patent Applications

23

Patents Granted by US Patent Office

The Patent Center collaboration

ONLINE COURSES

The Patent Center in collaboration with our US partner National Academy of Inventors (NAIL: https://academypfinventors.org/ ) is offering on-line course in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Those who complete the courses in the curriculum and pass the final exam receive Innovation Development Certificate form NAI. This course is very useful for the faculty and students specially college of Law whom would be interested in Intellectual Property.

LECTURES

PATENTS: INTRODUCTION & BASICS

  1. The Foundations of Patent Protection
  2. The History of Patents
  3. America's Uniquely-Democratic Patent System
  4. Patent Law & Litigation
  5. The Patent System and U.S. Economic Growth
  6. Patents: Introduction and Basics: 15 questions

PATENTS: ELIGIBILITY AND CRITERIA

  1. Criteria for Patenting
  2. The Debate Over Software Patents
  3. Other Types of Patents
  4. Applying for a Patent
  5. Patents: Eligibility and Criteria: 12 questions

PATENTS; DEFENDING AND ENFORCING

  1. Enforclng Patent Rights
  2. Taking Claims to Court
  3. Defending Your Patent in Court
  4. The Patent Infringement Trial
  5. Mediation and Arbitration
  6. The Rise of Patent Trolls
  7. Patents: Defending and Enforcing: 13 questions

COPYRIGHTS: INTRODUCTION AND BASICS

  1. Copyright Introduction and Basics
  2. Problems with Early Copyright Systems
  3. Copyright: Introduction and Basics: 12 questions

COPYRIGHTS: ELIGIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS

  1. Copyright in the Courts
  2. Works Eligible for Copyright
  3. Work for Hire, First-Sale, and Moral Rights
  4. Copyrights: Eligibility and Limitations: 9 questions

COPYRIGHT IN THE INTERNET AGE

  1. Copyright Law Adapts to New Technology
  2. Digital Works and Copyright Challenges
  3. Alternatives to Traditional Copyright
  4. Copyright: Copyright in the Internet Age: 5 questions

TRADEMARKS: INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY

  1. Early Trademark Systems
  2. The Economic and Legal Value of Trademarks
  3. Trademark Law in the United States
  4. Trademark: Introduction and History: 12 questions

TRADEMARKS: ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION

  1. Four Types of Trademarks
  2. Trademark Subject Matter
  3. Spectrum of Distinctiveness
  4. Bars to Trademark Registration
  5. Trademark: Eligibility and Application: 10 questions

TRADEMARKS; DEFENDING AND ENFORCING

  1. Benefits of Establishing Trademark Protection
  2. Infringement and Remedies
  3. Fair Use and Trademarks
  4. Trademark: Defending and Enforcing: 6 questions

TRADE SECRETS: INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY

  1. Trade Secrets and Protection
  2. Trade Secrets: Introduction and History: 8 questions

TRADE SECRETS: ELIGIBILITY

  1. Criteria for Trade Secrets
  2. The Secrecy Requirement
  3. Trade Secret Eligibility: 11 questions

TRADE SECRET LAW

  1. Identifying and Proving Misappropriation
  2. Remedies for Misappropriation
  3. Trade Secret Law: 6 questions