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Course 2020-2021 a.y.

20143 - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION LAW

EMIT
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 22

EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  IUS/04)
Course Director:
LAURENT MANDERIEUX

Classes: 22 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 22: LAURENT MANDERIEUX


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The Intellectual Property and Competition Law Course aims at providing students with knowledge and legal tools to use and exploit innovation and technology as relevant assets for businesses in largely internationalized markets. In this sense, the course aims at helping students proceeding further in the study of other courses of the Program studied at Bocconi University with a solid background in IP Techniques, something needed to deal with innovation-related economics and management issues.

CONTENT SUMMARY

This course focuses on international intellectual property rights and competition applied to echnologies and technological innovation. After a general introduction on intellectual property rights and the methodology followed in the course, the specific topics addressed in the course are:

  • Patents.
  • Distinctive signs.
  • Exploitation and circulation of intellectual property.
  • Copyright, the Internet and digital technologies.
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Possess the necessary skills to identify, analyse, elaborate on and resolve international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet, giving due regard to the connected economic and management issues in Europe and in the World.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify relevant technological problems of businesses at international level.
  • Identify relevant competition issues related to technological innovation for businesses in globalized markets.
  • Solve relevant technological problems of businesses through the most appropriate intellectual property rights.
  • Exploit technological inventions and innovation in globalized markets for businesses through intellectual property.
  • Create a management plan of intellectual property rights internationally as applied to technology.
  • Clearly illustrate technological problems and legal solutions in the world orally and written form.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
  • Participation in external competitions
DETAILS
  • Hands-on case studies.
  • Class debates using Socratic Learning Methods.
  • Group exercices in Class.
  • Senior Guest Speakers from all over the world illustrating the importance of IP Rights.
  • E-learning courses (optional) to complement knowledge).

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
  • Peer evaluation
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The Course aims at providing students with the necessary skills in identifying, analysing, elaborating on and resolving international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet, giving due regard to the connected economic and management issues in Europe and in the World. 

    Students are considered as "attending students" if they follow at least 80 per cent of all lessons (i.e. if they follow at least 19 lessons out of 24).

    1. For attending students, active participation/ interventions during classes are taken into consideration (for a maximum of 1, 5 point) for the final mark, the goal being to support and check students skills in identifying and analysing international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet. Active participation/ interventions means replying correctly to questions and exercises made at class and/or contributing meaningfully to debates in class.

    2. A limited number of research debates are assigned to attending students (individually or in group) and their outcome are taken into consideration (for a maximum of 1, 5 point) for their final mark. These assignments may be subject as well to peer review. The goal is to support and check students skills in analysing and elaborating on international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet. The evaluation of attending students' participation is based on correct replies to research debate questions and/or meaningful contribution to related discussions in class.

    3. In addition, A. Y. 2020-2021 attending students may also opt for an additional special EU qualifying assignment on trademarks. Participating students, upon successful completion of this assignment, receive an Official EU “Certificate of Competence” (that may also be of use for their cv) and are granted 2 additional points valid only in connection with the 2020-2021 final grades  for this course. The goal is to support and check students skills in analysing, elaborating on and resolving international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property.

    4.The final exam is a written closed books exam and aims at verifying students skills to identify, analyse, elaborate on and resolve international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet. The final exam is graded on 30 (+ honours as appropriate), is written and consists of an open question corresponding to the compulsory program (there is no partial exam). 

     

    To pass the Course, a final mark grade above 18 is necessary. The final published mark that students receive from Bocconi.Punto Blu includes already, as appropriate, the grade obtained at point 4 (i.e. the final exam) plus any additional points obtained through activities indicated at points 1, 2 and 3."

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The Course aims at providing students with the necessary skills in identifying, analysing, elaborating on and resolving international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet, giving due regard to the connected economic and management issues in Europe and in the World. 

    • The final exam aims at verifying students skills to identify, analyse, elaborate on and resolve international legal problems relating to the application of intellectual property to technology and the Internet. The final exam is graded on 30 (+Honours as appropriate), is written and consists of an open question corresponding to the compulsory program (there is no partial exam). To pass the exam, a final mark grade above 18 is necessary. 

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The materials used to support teaching activities are NOT the same for attending and non-attending students. FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS these materials consist in documents (of a different nature: doctrinal articles, papers, documents from institutions, etc.) that students have access in digital format (on the e-learning/Bboard of the course). Materials are clearly divided into those required for preparing for the exams and those that are not. However, attending students may also get thematic handouts on a regular basis, which may help guiding them in their studies.

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The materials used to support teaching activities are NOT the same for attending and non-attending students. FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS, they study the following book, for being able to reply to the written exam question(s):

    Graham Dutfield, and Uma Suthersanen, “Global Intellectual Property Law”

    Second Edition, 2020, Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN: 978 1 78254 884 3

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