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CIK010 - Patent and intellectual property strategies in biotech
 
Owner: TIEKA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0103 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   22 May 2006 am V,  11 Jan 2006 pm V,  25 Aug 2006 pm V

In programs

ENTRE Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Year 1 (elective)
TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Ulf Petrusson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the critical role intellectual property rights (patents, copyrights, brands etc.) play in the commercialization of technological advances. The course puts particular emphasis on how Biotech companies use these strategically important assets in achieving competitiveness.

Content

The course is divided into three sections.

The first section gives a general overview of intellectual property rights (IPR), the rights to employee inventions and handling of IPR conflicts. The section puts an emphasis on explaining how a management oriented view differs from that of a judge, lawyer or patent agent.

The second section deals particularily with patenting and strategies in applying for patents. This section includes practical excercises in writing patent applications, searching patent databases and in applying patent strategies. Ethical aspects of patenting in biotech are also treated.

The third section focuses on commercialization of intellectual property rights. Issues such as valuation, licensing and company formation are treated. Through guest lectures perspectives from large corporations, start-ups and academia are included.

Organisation

The course consists of a number of lectures where legal methods and rules are taught and a number of exercises where practical problems are analyzed in groups. The practical perspective is dominating in the course. Each student has to make her own strategic considerations, and at the exercises these considerations are discussed. The exercises are based on the fact that the students are well prepared. This course is taught in Swedish. For an English see the course given in period one.

Literature

Koktvedgaard/Levin: Lärobok i Immaterialrätt (senaste upplagan).
Articles and exercise material is sold at course start.

Examination

Written exam. Completed case exercise. Attendance is mandatory for the exercises


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