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CIP055 - Intellectual property strategies
 
Owner: ENTRE
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: C
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS


Course round 1


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Laboratory 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c    
0204 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

ENTRE Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship - Venture Creation Program, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Ulf Petrusson



Course round 2


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0104 Laboratory 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c    
0204 Examination 3,0 c Grading: TH   3,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

ENTRE Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship - Intellectual Capital Management Program, Year 1 (compulsory)

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.

Course specific prerequisites

Only students granted access to the 1,5 year programs (60 credits) in Entrepreneurship (Entreprenörskolan) or Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) are admitted to the course. This is because the course is strongly linked to the programs' integrated action- and simulation based pedagogy. For more information see www.entrepreneur.chalmers.se and www.cip.chalmers.se

Aim

The aim of the course is ito provide the student with an undestanding of the critical role that intellectual property rights (patents, copyrights, brands etc.) play in the commercialization of technological advances. The course puts particular emphasis on how 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 patent agent or attorney.

The second section deals with strategies for choosing IPR protection and with IPR relationships with competitors and partners. Areas included are strategies for patent filing, copyright protection in IT and protection of brands and designs. The section also deals with the usage of patent documentation for monitoring of technological, competititive and market development.

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 both large corporations and start-ups 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.

Literature

The literature to be decided upon the start of the course.

Examination

Written exam. Completion of case, course exercises, and all simulations are required. Attendance is mandatory for the exercises, simulations and case presentations.


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