Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student knows the basics in intellectual property rights and their utilization in business activities. The student knows the essential terminology in the branch, methods for information seeking retrieval and is able to formulate a patent application. The student knows the basics in the financing, technology and start-up venturing and the essential actors together with the entities in the business (e.g. companies and public actors).

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.01.2022 - 06.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Panu Kuosmanen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Protecting of inventions and business ideas in Finland and abroad. Patent, design right, trademark and copyright. Inventions during employment at company and at university. Disputes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Writing a patent application. Exam.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures 18 h
    Exercises in groups 6 h
    Demos 1 h
    Individual studies 18 h
    Exam 3 h



Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Announced later.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring III-IV

    2021-2022 Spring III-IV

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.