Course code INN310

INN310 Intellectual Property Rights

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Course responsible: Siw Fosstenløkken
Teachers: Vegard Arnhoff, Ivar Wergeland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Limits of class size:
Maximum 40 students.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in January block. This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
Course contents:
What is the purpose of IPR? Introduction to the fundamental understanding of innovations novelty, inventiveness and industrial usefulness. Introduction to the fundamentals of the patent application process. Design, trade mark and copyright when, where and how to apply. Business agreements: license- , confindentiality- and collaboration agreements. Commercialisation of IPR.
Learning outcome:
The course aims at giving the students the ability to read, analyse and practise the fundamental principles of intellectual property rights, IPR. The students should be able to handle the fundamental theory of trademarks, design, patents and business agreements (but also copyright and geographical rights). The skills should be demonstrated as essential elements in the development of new products and services.
Learning activities:
The course is based on active participation by the students during the lectures and problem solving - and participation in a case situation.
Teaching support:
 The teachers are availble for guidance during the course
Will be announced at start of course.
Students should have a Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Case study, presentation of case study, attendance at lectures.  Attendance at lectures and exercises is mandatory and an attendance of minimum 90% of the lectures and exercises is necessary to be allowed to take the course exam.
Written examination,  Home assignments have be approved before the written examination can be taken. 
Nominal workload:
150 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Bachelor or equvivalent
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
30 hours lectures, 10 hours exercises. The course is given in the January block. The teaching is given in two blocks, the students are expected to work on exercises between the teaching periods.
An external examiner approves course design and final test.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått