The economies in Europe, North America as well as Asia have been under transformation from producing industrial economies to knowledge-driven economies, where knowledge has replaced goods as products in a globalized economy. The legal system protecting knowledge-based goods is known as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
We live today in a world in which the prosperity of nations and the competitiveness of companies and organizations are determined largely by the ability to develop, control, commercialize, and most importantly, to appropriate (or capture) the economic benefits from scientific and technological innovations. Intellectual property rights such as patents and copyrights are an important means that can be used by individuals, companies and organizations to help protect and control their innovations.
In this course the students will learn about the different Intellectual Property Rights, their sources of legal and conventional material and how these laws are grounded and applied. Issues of Intellectual Property such as Patents, Copyright, Trademarks, and Design will be brought up in the course, as well as rules and regulations of marketing and competition. Other issues such as the commercialization of an invention and how to make an impact in society will be discussed in the course.
The course material can be found in Canvas here: https://canvas.education.lu.se/courses/16621