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620822-M-6
Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property Law
Course info
Course module620822-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; Law, Technology, Markets and Society;
Is part of
M Law and Technology
Contact personM. Husovec
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator course
M. Husovec
Other course modules lecturer
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 11/01/2019 up to and including 31/07/2019
Aims
Through in-depth study of recent developments, the students will learn how:
  • to explain the role and regulation of institutions, innovation and competition in intellectual property law;
  • to give examples of the interaction between new technologies and intellectual property rights;
  • to interpret and assess such developments from the societal perspective;
  • to break-down the costs and benefits of various innovation policy strategies and discuss basic trade-offs inherent in regulating innovation through intellectual property rights;
  • to develop own position regarding proposals of others and to formulate own original legal or non-legal solutions to presented problems;
 
Specifics
The course ''European Intellectual Property Law and Technology" will provide you with a necessary introduction to the area of intellectual property law.

Recommended Prerequisites:
European Intellectual Property Law and Technology

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 
Content
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.
 
Grading
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%]

Class Activity

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%]

Group Assignments

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%]


Reading Assignment

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%]


Resit

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.



Type of instructions
Lectures, Study of literature
 
Timetable information
620822-M-6|Advanced Topics in Intell. Property Law
Required materials
Reader
Husovec, Syllabus 2017, Blackboard
Title:Husovec, Syllabus 2017, Blackboard
Literature
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Title:European Intellectual Property Law
Author:Justina Pila and Paul Torremans
Publisher:OUP 2016
Recommended materials
Literature
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ISBN:9781848448803
Title:European Intellectual Property Law
Author:Annette Kur, Thomas Dreier
Publisher:Edward Elgar, 2013
Tests
Group Assignment

Reading Assignment

Take-home

Final Result

Class activity

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