Credits: 6

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 11.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Adjunct professorMax Oker-Blom, Assistant professor Rosa Ballardini

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II Autumn (2018-2019) Töölö campus

II Autumn (2019-2020) Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The objective is to equip the student with the necessary tools to evaluate the strategic importance of intellectual property and the various means to protect it, as well as ways to generate revenue from intellectual property, such as licensing.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Much of the value of corporations and entire economies depend on intangible assets and their protection by intellectual property rights (IPR, IPRs). The course covers the core types of IPRs and their basic features (e.g. copyright, designs, trademarks and patents) from both a legal and a law and economics perspective. The course discusses traditional legal approach to IPRs, as well as a law and economics model of argumentation. Both legal requirements for protection of IPRs and law and economics aspects, including behavioural law and economics, are discussed through out the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignment: 20%
Exam: 80%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course teaching 24
Independent Work 127h
Exam 3h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Charlotte Waelde, Abbe Brown, Smita Kheria, and Jane Cornwell, Contemporary Intellectual Property - Law and Policy, Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, July 2016

Nicola Searle and Martin Brassell, Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press 2016

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi.