Postgraduate Course: Managing Intellectual Property (LAWS11261)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The "Managing Intellectual Property" course will examine the legal, procedural and related considerations relevant to management of the principal IP rights. The course will address how the principal IP rights are created, identified, protected, owned, transacted, exploited and enforced. Aspects of competition law affecting commercialisation of IP rights will also be studied. The primary jurisdictional focus of the course will be the UK and Europe, together with discussion of international registration procedures for registered IP rights. As part of the course, students will use case study exercises to test and apply their learning, and to enable students to gain an appreciation of the complexities involved in managing IP rights in practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| The aims of this module are to:
- Examine the creation, identification and ownership of the principal IP rights and how they are protected, including procedures for registration of relevant rights at national, European and international levels;
- Analyse different methods of transacting in, exploiting and commercialising IP rights and using IP rights to raise finance;
- Investigate aspects of competition law relevant to certain modes of commercialisation of IP rights; and
- Examine the enforcement of IP rights, relevant litigation processes, private international law issues relating to jurisdiction and governing law in cross-border disputes, and remedies for infringement.
At the end of the module students will be able to :
- Recognise the principal IP rights, their status and ownership, and assess the most appropriate mechanisms for protecting those rights including, where appropriate, by registration at national, European and international levels;
- Evaluate different methods of transacting in, exploiting and commercialising IP rights and using IP rights to raise finance;
- Assess the application of competition law to certain aspects of commercialisation of IP rights;
- Analyse and apply the relevant private international law rules to questions of jurisdiction and governing law in cross-border IP disputes; and
- Recognise and evaluate key legal, procedural and evidential issues arising in IP disputes and the remedies available for infringement.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Nicolas Jondet
Tel: (0131 6)51 4528
|Course secretary||Ms Karin Bolton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2022