LBIK10215U  Intellectual Property Rights

Volume 2018/2019

The course is theoretical and basic intellectual property right issues will be taught in parallel with patent reading classes and group work on a miniproject concerning the use of protection of intellectual property rights

Learning Outcome

After completion of the course the student is expected to have the following knowledge, skills and competences:

- Describe the relationship between patenting and scientific discovery
- Describe the patenting process and how it relates to the international patent authorities and organizations
- Understand patents as strategic tools in business development
- Understand how intellectual property rights relates to and handles genetic sequences and other biological material

- Read and interpret patents within bioscience
- Determine the freedom to operate for a given new bio-product emphasizing intellectual property rights
- Understand the importance of intellectual property rights in interacting with external partners both industrial and academic
- Understand the value of intellectual property rights

- Identify relevant patent and patent applications within a specific bioscience field 
- Make a well documented report concerning the use of protection of intellectual property rights
- Exploit knowledge in relevant patents and patent applications within a specific bio-science field

A textbook on intellectual property rights (Patenting in Biotechnology, a Laboratoty Manual, Peter Ulvskov) and relevant patent material. Some literature will depend on the miniproject.

Further information on Absalon

Lectures, group work, discussions and presentations in relation to the project: 20 hours of lectures, 20 hours patent reading classes, 125 hours project work, 20 hours computer exercises and 20 hours for preparation
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 15 min. (no preparation)
Focus is on practical skills: How to search for patents and applications, follow application through the patenting system in Europe and the USA, and how to read and analyse patents.
Written aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
One internal examiner

Same as ordinary exam.

Criteria for exam assesment

See Learning Outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 20
  • Colloquia
  • 20
  • Guidance
  • 20
  • Project work
  • 125
  • Preparation
  • 20
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 206