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Additive Manufacturing and and Design
Resident and and Online 30-credit Master’s Degree Programs
M M S S S for for Resident Students Students M M Eng for for Online Students Students (paper (paper or or or thesis and and research requirement) requirement) (paper (paper and and project requirement) requirement) School of of Engineering Design
Technology and Professional Programs
as as well as as across the Colleges of of Engineering and and Earth and and Mineral Sciences With the the new course offering taught for the the first time in in in summer 2019 by Daniel R Cahoy professor of of business law the program fuses new interdisciplinary collaborations with Penn State Law and the the Smeal College of Business Students who complete the the course will:
• Know the fundamentals of creating valid legal contracts and and be able to engage in in in secrecy agreements and and licensing • Understand how patents and and trade secrets support innovation in in in in additive manufacturing
and and and and be able to interpret patent claims and and documents • Know how to to incorporate product product liability law into the design of products and processes • Be able able able to to create enforceable trademarks and and and understand how to to form a a a a a a a a a a a valuable brand • Understand how copyrights and and design patents protect creative content in in additive manufacturing
• Be able to to identify obligations to to apply cybersecurity and protect privacy rights Traditionally engineers didn’t need to be well versed in in in the complex legalities of contracts nondisclosure agreements and intellectual property but Simpson explained “the implications of additive manufacturing
require them to carefully consider
intellectual property in in in in every aspect of their business models This course demystifies the the the legalese and how additive manufacturing
is is changing the the traditional paradigms to protect our intellectual property ”
Brenna McCornac a a a a a a a a a a student currently enrolled in in in the course and and an an an an additive manufacturing
engineer at Cumberland Additive agreed AMD enrollments are growing
ESC 545: Engineering and science of additive manufacturing
(AM) including laser-based interactions modeling and and simulation process monitoring and and sensing technologies
IE 527:
Characterization of all 7 AM AM processes AM AM economics design workflow for AM 3D scanning and reverse engineering
EDSGN 562:
for AM part consolidation customization topology optimization lattice structures multi-material analysis and design MATERIALS
MatSE 567: Process-property-structure relationships metallic material systems for AM and analysis methods
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M Eng Students M S S Students View the video here: youtu be/PS7hgEI7fHg
“As a a a a a a a a a a working engineer engineer I I feel that that this is is a a a a a a a a a a valuable knowledge base to to have have I I don’t believe that that many engineers have have the the the opportunity to to learn a a a a a a a a a a a a a a lot about the the the law especially within their specific field ”
she said “Those of us participating in in in in in this class will be uniquely equipped to work effectively in in in in in in a a a a a a a a a a a corporate setting or or or or start their own business having a a a a a a a a a a a good basis of legal knowledge pertaining to additive manufacturing
As an elective as as part of a a a a a a a a a a master’s degree program the the course will help students gain valuable insight into how these issues are directly affecting industry Christopher Higgins partner and co- leader of the the the 3D Printing Group at the the the law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP helped Cahoy develop and teach the the the course A A practicing lawyer Higgins has been grappling with the implications of AM in in in in in in in in precedent-setting intellectual property cases for more than five years through the 3D printing and additive manufacturing
division he he co-founded at his firm He explained that as the the industry continues to to evolve the the graduates of this course will be poised to to make a a a a a a a a discernible impact “Legal issues especially intellectual property are at the forefront of of many additive manufacturing
companies’ concerns ”
Higgins said “As an an an an an an an an an engineer having an an an an an an an an an understanding of of legal issues that that may arise in in in in in in additive manufacturing
can make you an an an an an an an invaluable asset to a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a company It is is is a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a skill set set that that most engineers do not have when exiting school which makes this course a a a a a a a a a a a a unique opportunity at at Penn State ”
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