Please note, this course is only available to students of the Master Law & Technology Program.
To register for this program, you must comply with the admission requirements, including a matching interview
This course is an advanced course in intellectual property and technology. The course will analyze a variety of situations where technology is shaping, challenging or strengthening the goals of intellectual property law. It will cover a carefully selected number of case studies relating to three basic pillars: innovation, competition and enforcement.
Lectures, Study of literature
The Final Exam
For the exam, you will be assigned one real case that is currently pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union and asked to prepare an opinion on behalf of the Advocate General for the Court. [6 points, 60%]
The classes rely heavily on in-class discussion. I have devised a self-reporting form, where you have to notify me of your class activity that should be considered when deciding whether to grant extra 0.5 point. The deadline for submission is 7 days after the last lecture of the course. What is not registered, is not considered. In order to collect the points, at least two substantial contributions in the class discussion are required. [0.5 point, 5%]
For group assignments, you will be assigned (if possible) one real case that is currently pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union and asked, as a group, to prepare an opinion on behalf of the Advocate General for the Court. You will have limited time to prepare this submission in order to simulate the conditions of the final exam. [3 points, 30%]
In addition, for each class, there is a specific reading material assigned. Before each lecture (apart from the first one), there is a short question to answer from the assigned reading via a dedicated slot on Turnitin. The deadline always ends 30 minutes before the class. Those who miss it more than twice won’t earn an extra 0.5 point towards their final grade. The responses with the high level of compilation will not be considered as submitted. [0.5 point, 0.5%]
The resit for all the components (Final Exam, Group Assignments, Reading Assignments, and Class Activity) is tested through a written resit, with an optional oral part.
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