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CIP061 - Patents and innovation engineering
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management

Only for students admitted to master program MPBDP
Teaching language: English
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Laboratory 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

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Bitr professor  Mats Lundqvist
Professor  Ulf Petrusson


CIP060   Patent engineering and creative IP design


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Only students who are admitted to the Entrepreneurship and Business Design program are qualified to take the course, due to the strong integration with the lab-based pedagogy of the program. Students must have passed the course CIP058 in order to be qualified to take the course.


The purpose of the course is to give the student practical and hands-on experiences as well as a thorough theoretic knowledge on how patents are used to design innovations by defining and claiming the control of technical inventions. The creative element in IP design and IP creation is in focus.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

1.    Demonstrate ability to elaborate upon ethical as well as sustainable development aspects when evaluating the role of patents in strategic business development
2.    Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the patent instrument, and how patents statically and dynamically can be used to create value.
3.    Demonstrate knowledge in how the patent instrument traditionally has been used to create value in different industries.
4.    Demonstrate knowledge in the usage and governance of patents in relation to R&D collaborations, to licensing and designing of licensing contracts, and of patents for blocking purposes
5.    Demonstrate ability to evaluate, build and strategically manage a patent portfolio
6.    Demonstrate ability to use and apply patent based information sources for competitive intelligence and strategic development
7.    Demonstrate ability to design patent claims based on the purpose of the planned patent
8.    Demonstrate ability to design patent filing strategies


The course is built around case studies and simulated environments, where the students construct IP (intellectual property) and IP strategies based on role-play pedagogy. The goals of the simulations / case studies are accomplished by giving the students a holistic overview of the role that patents play in innovation processes and by letting the students practice their skills in virtual and real business settings. This includes training in innovation design, innovation claims, patent claims, patent protection, exploitation, management of patentable technology and other complementary IPRs.


The course is built around case studies and simulated environments connected to fictitious business scenarios where the students solve practical problems. Throughout the exercises the students learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life problems. The exercises are combined with lectures and literature, which serves as a theoretical fundament for the course.


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The students are graded based on their performances in the form of literature quizzes, written assignments, oral presentations, and participation in the seminars.

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