crb800: Intellectual Property, Patents & Licensing
Year 1, Fall Semester (2 credits)
Thursday evenings, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (every other week)
Irving Shain Conference Room, MGE Innovation Center
University Research Park
Intellectual property and patent law have influenced—and been influenced by—the development and commercialization of advances in biotechnology.
This course presents important core concepts, including intellectual property, patent law, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and patent litigation.
You’ll learn about the types of intellectual property and how they fit together to protect a product or service. You’ll understand the fundamentals of licensing and technology transfer and the important role of patent examines.
You’ll also explore the unique aspects of early-stage intellectual property, including market dynamics, pricing and valuation.
Throughout the course, you’ll develop a deeper awareness of how intellectual property and its protection interact with business, finance, regulation and ethics to shape biotechnology companies.
Session Topics from Fall 2021
Session 1: Class Overview; Patents
Session 2: Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets
Session 3: Determine the Value and Commercialization Strategy for Intellectual Property
Session 4: Examiner and Patent Searching
Session 5: Licensing Fundamentals and Case Study
Session 6: Patent Litigation
Session 7: Final Team Presentations