TRB Webinar: Evolution of Intellectual Property and Research in the Transportation World

May 21, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss current practices for managing intellectual property with regards to transportation research projects. Presenters will examine how intellectual property is currently safeguarded and how state departments of transportations may be able to improve these processes. They will discuss transportation-related patents and research and identify the copyright permissions used by transportation research departments. Presenters will also discuss the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Conduct of Research.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Jason Bittner, Applied Research Associates
  • Enid White, Wyoming Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Tim McDowell, Wyoming Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Brief history of NCHRP 799
  2. Summary of the findings from NCHRP Report 799
  3. Summary of patents and transportation research
  4. Copyright permissions used by research departments and principle investigators when publishing in peer reviewed journals
  5. The future of intellectual property and transportation research
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss what is intellectual property
  • Describe how to manage intellectual property
  • Understand how to draft copyright permissions when publishing in peer reviewed journals

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

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Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

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This webinar was developed in October 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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