Course code INN410

INN410 Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Innovation

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Course responsible: Anders Lunnan, Siw Fosstenløkken
Teachers: Ivar Wergeland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
No limits for class size.
Teaching exam periods:
This course is given in January block. Students deliever a home assignment 14 days after the teaching period ends.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Preferential right:
Course contents:

The role of IPR in the innovation process. How to realize the commercial value of own research.  The patent system and its institutions. Patentability. Search strategies, search profiles and Boolean algebra. Copyright, design and new media challenges. Trademark and branding. The effect of a patent, freedom to operate. IPR- strategies and combination of IPR-instruments.  Presentation of cases. The role of TTO-offices and venture capitalists. Assignments.

The lectures at this course is partly given together with INN 310. In addition to the lectures there are separate workshops for INN 410.

The course is specially designed for ph.d. students and researchers who want to learn more about IPR-challenges in their own field of research.

Learning outcome:
The objective of the course is to increase the competence about IPR and innovation among the participants. To train the participants to see the commercial value of own research and how different IPR-strategies can be used to secure the commercial value of the research. To give the participants skills in searching, identifying, reading and evaluation of patents, patent applications, trademark and branding, copyright and open innovation strategies. 
Learning activities:
The course consists of lectures, exercises, self-study of literature and an home assignment.
Teaching support:
The teachers are available during course hours and 10 hours pr week during the work with the home assignment.
Course material will be delivered at the start of the course.
The course is mainly designed for ph.d. students in technology and biology. Social science students may also take part in the course.
Recommended prerequisites:
Participants in the course should either be active ph.d. students or researchers.
Mandatory activity:
Excercises and an home assignment.
The home assignment will be graded with pass/no pass.
Nominal workload:
Normalized effort is 150 hours, of which 30 hours are organized activities, 80 hours are related to exercises/project work, and 40 hours for self-study
Entrance requirements:
The course is open to active ph.d. students and researchers.
Reduction of credits:
-INN310 5 ECTS
Type of course:
Class lectures and seminars: 30 hours
An external examiner is used to evaluate course content.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått