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The IEEE IPR Office presents this expanding series of tutorials, which aims to provide key information on IPR-related topics in a lively and enjoyable format.  The tutorials are given as Powerpoint presentations, using animated text and graphics to highlight the information, and delivering the lessons at a comfortable pace that allows viewers to find out what they need to know in an easy-going manner.

 

Enhanced Plagiarism Resolution Service

EnPReS TutorialEnhanced Plagiarism Resolution Service (PPS, 2.7MB) - (EnPReS) Provides information and guidance for IEEE publication editors and volunteers responsible for handling complaints of plagiarism involving material published in their publication.

Topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism
  • Comparing EnPReS and Core Services
  • A Look at EnPReS
 
 

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Electronic Copyright Form

eCF TutorialElectronic Copyright Form Tutorial - Provides a brief history and description of the IEEE Copyright Form.   

Topics covered include:

  • What is the eCF? 
  • The eCF is Born
  • Basic Legal Concepts
  • Basic System Requirements
 
 

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Plagiarism

Plagiarism (PPS, 964KB)- Clarifies what plagiarism is, how to avoid it when writing and what to do upon discovering it in a submitted manuscript or published paper.    

Topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism definition
  • Degrees/levels of plagiarism
  • IEEE's response to plagiarism
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Reporting plagiarism
 
 

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Copyright

Copyright (PPS, 1.6MB) - Presents an overview of the history of copyrights and current copyright law.  

Topics covered include:

  • Copyright definition
  • History of copyright
  • What is/isn't copyrightable
  • International copyright treaties
  • U.S. copyright laws, including DMCA and E-Sign
  • Fair use  
 
 

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Authors' Rights

Author RightsAuthors' Rights (PPS, 5.8MB)- Explains how IEEE provides authors with valuable copyright protection, while still allowing them to retain important rights to reuse and distribute their work.

Topics covered include:

  • Copyright Transfer
  • Self Archiving
  • Retained Rights
 
 

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Trademark

Trademark (PPS, 1.2MB) - Provides IEEE volunteers with helpful information about trademarks, and explains how trademarks can benefit IEEE products and services.

Topics covered include:

  • Trademark definition
  • Trademark registration
  • Benefits and limitations of trademark registration
  • Proper use of TM and R symbols
  • Displaying trademarks  
 
 

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Patents

Patents (PPS, 2.1MB) - Includes a history of patents, describes their characteristics, and offers useful advice to consider when applying for a patent.

Topics covered include:

  • Patent definition
  • History of patents
  • Types of patents
  • What can/can't be patented
  • Anatomy of a patent
  • Considerations before pursuing a patent
 
 

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Permissions

Permissions TutorialPermissions (PPS, 3.2MB) - Provides information and guidance for those who want to obtain rights to reuse copyrighted material.

Topics covered include:

  •  Value of Copyright
  •  Purpose of Permission
  •  How to Request Permission
  •  Retained Rights
 
 

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