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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.

Laajuus: 6

Aikataulu: 26.10.2020 - 09.12.2020

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Petri Kuoppamäki

Vastuuopettaja (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): Petri Kuoppamäki

Kurssin yhteystiedot (voimassa 01.10.2020-21.12.2112):

Jorma Lehtonen, PRH (
Tuulimarja Myllymäki, PRH (
Kalle Hynönen, Krogerus (
Max Oker-Blom, PhD (econ.), LL.M., docent Hanken (

Office hours:

By appointment, online

Kurssin CEFR-taso (koskee tätä kurssikertaa):

Opetuskieli ja suorituskielet (voimassa 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


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    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.

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    The lectures are not mandatory to pass the course. However, attending the lectures is strongly recommended. During the lectures we will highlight together some of the key issues discussed in the readings. During the lectures, there will be several opportunities to discuss various topics of intellectual property rights, as well as case studies. Additional materials will be provided during the course. Active participation of the students is expected.


    80% of the final grade is based on an in-class examination. The exam will be based on the mandatory readings.

    The exam will be in the form of either essay-like type of questions or of a conventional fact pattern with questions for which you are required to write a concise memo explaining your answer.


    20% of the final grade is based on an individual term paper (including the presentation of the draft term paper– see session 5) below). By the time the lectures are over, each student will have decided which topic to write the term paper on and have sketched out the way in which the term paper will be structured. Each student will then develop some preliminary ideas on the term paper that shall be presented in class in the seminar sessions (see session 5) below).

    The final version of the term paper should be digitised and sent to Jorma Lehtonen ( by Monday 7th December 2020 at 16.15 EET.

    Checklist for term paper:

    • Choose a topic By the time the lectures are over student should have chosen a topic for the term paper. We encourage students to choose a topic on their own. Should you encounter difficulties in selecting a topic, please discuss with the instructor.
    • Length The term paper should be about 10 pages (12 pt Times New Roman; Line spacing 1,5) including everything (e.g. table of cases, bibliography, references, etc..)
    • Form The term paper should be on the form of an academic paper/essay (as opposed to a handbook-like paper!).
    • Headings within the text are encouraged (usually no more than 4 levels of headings). References to the main sources of literature, cases, statutes, etc. are required (always remember to acknowledge when you use ideas/take text from others!)
    • Submit the term paper. The term paper should be submitted via MyCourses Term Paper Assignment by Monday 7th December 2020 at 16.15 EET.


    The seminar sessions will take place on November 27 and 30, December 4, 2020. At the seminar sessions each student is expected to present preliminary ideas about their chosen research topic for the term paper. Please send a short abstract of your presentation (about 200 words) to and not later than one week before your presentation. We will share the abstracts with the whole group, in order to enable active discussions during the seminars. All the students are requested to attend and actively participate during all the presentations.


    • Theme The theme of the presentations should be in accordance to each students topic’s choice for the term paper.
    • In the presentation students should briefly present: (1) the reason why they choose that topic, (2) the research questions they have identified, (3) how they are going to address them and (4) some of their preliminary conclusions.
    • Length The presentations should last maximum for 10 minutes.
    • Form Power-point slides can be used if necessary (however, the use of slides is not mandatory).


    The feedback from the course is collected in the following ways:
    1. Via a paper form to be completed in class at the end of the course;
    2. Via an electronic form (with specific questions created by the instructor) to be completed at the end of the course.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet
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    Assignment: 20%
    Exam: 80%

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    • Written examination (80%)
      80% of the final grade is based on a written examination.
    • Term papers (20%)
      of the final grade will be based on a term paper that you will be asked
      to present in class. Both the term paper and the presentation are
      mandatory in order to pass the course!

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain
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    Course teaching 24
    Independent Work 127h
    Exam 3h


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    Literature as described on the course's MyCourses page.

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    The list of readings include mandatory and optional
    readings. Only mandatory readings are needed for the exam. The purpose
    the optional readings is to provide extra material for those students
    interested in deepen their knowledge into certain specific topics. These
    optional readings might also be useful to support the research work
    needed for the term paper.


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

    July 2016:

    • Part I
    • Part II (only points 2, 3 ,4 and 5)
    • Part IV (only points 10 and 11)
    • Part V (only points 13, 14 and 15)
    • Nicola Searle and Martin Brassell, Economic Approaches to Intellectual Property, Oxford University Press 2016, pp. 1-158
    • Lecture notes & slides, legislation and cases, as pointed out by the instructor are required for the exam.


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    Law and Economics

    • William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner, The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law (2003)

    Patent Law

    • Carrier, Michael A., A Roadmap to the Smartphone Patent Wars and FRAND
      Licensing (May 3, 2012). CPI Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 2, April 2012.
      Available at SSRN:
    • Ballardini, R.M., Norrgård, M., & Minssen, T., “Enforcing Patents in
      the Era of 3D Printing”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and
      Practice, 2015 Vol. 10, No. 11, Oxford University Press
    • Derclaye
      E., “Should patent law help cool the planet ? An Inquiry from the point
      of view of environmental law : Part 1”, European Intellectual Property
      Review, 2009, 31 (4), p. 168-184.
    • Innovation and Diffusion of
      Clean/Green Technology: Can Patent Commons Help? Bronwyn H. Hall and
      Christian Helmers NBER Working Paper No. 16920 March 2011, Rewised June
      2011 JEL No. H23,H42,K11,O33,O34 (
    • Sustainable development & intellectual property, Access to
      technologies indeveloping countries, INPI, 2015

    Copyright Law

    • Rahmatian, Andreas: Originality in UK copyright law: the old "skill and
      labour" doctrine under pressure. IIC 2013, 44(1), 4-34.
    • Derclaye, Estelle: The Court of Justice copyright case law: quo vadis? E.I.P.R. 2014, 36(11), 716-723.
    • Hugernholtz, Bernt and Van Velze, Sam: Communication to a new public?
      Three reasons why EU copyright law can do without a "new public". IIC
      2016, 47(7), 797-816. Jütte, Bernd Justin: The beginning of a (happy?)
      relationship: copyright and freedom of expression in Europe. E.I.P.R.
      2016, 38(1), 11-22.
    • Christophe Geiger - Jonathan Griffiths -
      Reto M. Hilty: Towards a balanced interpretation of the "three-step
      test" in copyright law. E.I.P.R. 2008, 30(12), 489-496.
    • Guadamuz, Andres: Do androids dream of electric copyright? Comparative
      analysis of originality in artificial intelligence generated works.
      Intellectual Property Quarterly 2017

    Trademark Law

    • Kur,
      Annette & Dreier, Thomas, European Intellectual Property Law. Text,
      Cases & Materials (EE Publishing, 2013), Ch. .IP Strategies
    • Yelnik A, “Commercial value of trademarks: do current laws provide
      brands sufficient protection from infringement?”, E.I.P.R. (2010) vol.
      32, pag. 203-219
    • Raustiala, K & Sprigman, C: The Piraxy
      Paradox: Innovation and Intellectual Property in Fashion Design,
      Virginia Law Review vol. 92 (2006), pag.1688-1718. Available at: D Mendis and D
      Secchi, A Legal and Empirical Study of 3D Printing Online
    • Platforms and an Analysis of Users Behavior, Study I and II, March 2015,
      UKIPO. Available at:
    • Open Innovation and Co-creation Ballardini R.M, “Proprietary Software
      vs. FOSS: Challenges with Hybrid Protection Models” (2012). IPR
      University Center Publications. IPR Series B, no.4, IPR Universtiy
      Center, Helsinki. Included in doctoral thesis: Ballardini,
      R.M,Intellectual Property Protection of Computer Programs. Developments,
      Challenges, and Pressures for Change, Economics and Society – 246
    • Gorbatyuk
      A, Van Overwalle G, and Van Zimmeren E (2016) “Intellectual property
      ownership in coupled open innovation processes”, IIC – International
      Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 47: 262
    • Ballardini R.M., Lindmam J. & Flores-Ituarte I., “Co-Creation,
      Commercialization and Intellectual Property Management – Challenges with
      3D Printing Technology”, European Journal of Law and Technology (2016),
      Vol 7, Issue 3

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    Substitutes former course 35E00800 Intellectual Property Rights.

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