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Practically every engineering and science student must someday come face to face with the intellectual property laws that grant exclusive rights in inventions and creative works. However, the engineering and science school curriculums in a majority of our technology education institutions are conspicuously void of courses directed to this important subject. To address this situation, an Internet based course titled "intellectual property law for engineers" has been created and presented for several years at the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The substantive material of the course can be properly presented by a series of Internet audio lectures that maintain the interest of the students. Student questions and comments are handled by e-mail and synchronous chat room sessions are available with all students participating.