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TEK350 - Intellectual property and innovation strategies
Intellektuell egendom och innovationsstrategier
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPBDP
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English
Application code: 07123
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D
Minimum participants: 25

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: TH   1,5c    
0209 Examination 6,0c Grading: TH   6,0c    

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPDES INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPISC INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPMEI MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Ulf Petrusson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

In order to be eligible for this course, applicants must be generally eligible to attend elective courses at Chalmers in their fourth year (fourth grade).

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the critical role that intellectual assets and property play in commercial activities within the knowledge economy. The course puts particular emphasis on strategic management of technology through patents and other control mechanisms as a core means to create successful entrepreneurial start-ups and achieve competitive advantage in corporate settings.

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

1.    Demonstrate ability to define and interpret the concepts of intellectual assets and property in relation to innovation and business strategy from a legal, management and technology context including ethics and sustainable development.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge regarding the relevance and scope of different mechanisms for controlling intellectual assets and property, such as patents, trademark rights, copyrights, design rights, and secrecy.
3.    Use and apply the concepts of intellectual property to business constructions in order to formulate and successfully express intellectual property-based strategies based on choosing and using appropriate intellectual property protection; making strategic choices as to how and when to obtain protection, enforce protection and evaluate the protection of others (and act accordingly); and on evaluating and creating licensing strategies and other value creation mechanisms to leverage the value in intellectual property.
4.    Demonstrate ability to functionally and creatively utilize their knowledge of legal constructions in combination with their awareness of knowledge-based business development to perform an intellectual asset and property analysis to support strategic innovation and business decisions

Content

The course is focused on delivering a foundational understanding of the role of intellectual assets and property in innovation and business strategy. A particular emphasis is put on technology-based innovation and the use of patents and other IPRs to support technology-based business. The fundamental intellectual property concepts and strategies are delivered through lectures and class exercises. A team project runs the entire course, which allows the students to experience the complexity and strategic importance of intellectual assets and property under real-world circumstances.

Organisation

The course consists of a series of lectures, exercises and a case project. Attendance at the exercises is mandatory.

Literature

See separate list.

Examination including compulsory elements

The students are graded on their performance in the case project as a group assignment, and individually in the form of a written exam and active participation at the exercises.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.