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CIK015 - Legal protection in IT - strategies for commercialization
 
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   28 May 2007 am M,  17 Jan 2007 pm V,  Contact examiner

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ENTRE Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, Year 1 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TITEA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TMASA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 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 IT-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 section section deals with copyright to program source code and the emerging field of software patents. The section includes elements on design and branding issues in IT. The emphasis is put on strategies for choosing protection method. Excercises are particularily important in this section.

The third section focuses on commercialization of intellectual property rights. Standards development, domain-name strategies and the practical implications of open source are treated. Issues such as valuation, licensing and company formation are also included in this section.

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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