Singapore University of Social Sciences

IP for Technology & Innovation Industries (IPM303)

Synopsis

IPM303 IP for Technology & Innovation Industries provides an overview of how IntellectualProperty (IP) law can help protect the IP rights of inventors, and assist businesses to better markettheir innovations. This course focusses on the types of IP that are more relevant to the technologyand innovation communities, namely, patents and registered designs. Students will learn to analysehow patent and registered design law can be applied to drive and support an organisation’s businessand IP strategies and objectives, evaluate potential courses of action for the organisation, andidentify the resulting implications to the business success of the organisation.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Fundamentals of IP Law
  • Introduction to Patent Law
  • Patent Legislation and Regulations
  • Patent Registration and Protection
  • Patents as a Business Asset
  • Introduction to Registered Design Law
  • Registered Designs Legislation and Regulations
  • Design Registration and Protection
  • Registered Designs as a Business Asset
  • Review and Refinement of an Organisation’s IP Strategies
  • Evaluation of an Organisation’s IP Assets
  • Types of Ownership and Scope of Protection
  • Infringement of Patents and Registered Designs
  • Commercialisation of Patents and Registered Designs

Learning Outcome

  • Evaluate business application of patents and registered designs
  • Analyse qualifying criteria for patentability and registered designs
  • Evaluate considerations related to IP transactions
  • Interpret patent and registered design legislation and regulations
  • Assess subject matter which cannot be registered
  • Appraise potential infringement activities
  • Analyse defences against allegations of infringement
  • Outline remedies awarded if patent or registered design infringement is proven
  • Analyse conditions which will result in patent invalidity
  • Identify relevant aspects of patent law that are applicable to an organisation’s inventions in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Analyse how patent law can drive an organisation’s patent strategies and objectives
  • Identify relevant aspects of registered design law which are applicable to the organisation in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
  • Analyse how registered design law can drive an organisation’s registered design strategies and objectives
  • Assess potential courses of action to identify resulting business implications
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