MSc Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training (PIAT) / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Intellectual Property Rights (PLG 7)
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Variable teaching patterns|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit covers all aspects of intellectual property rights. Although more emphasis may be placed on patents and know-how, the unit includes trademarks, trade secrets, design and copyright.
- To develop an understanding of the value and limitations of IPRs in encouraging innovation with emphasis on the use and application of IPRs in a pharmaceutical and biotechnology business development and licensing context.
- To provide an appreciation of the range of IPRs available to companies and the essential nature of IP in deal structures.
- To develop an understanding of the national nature of IPRs and to evaluate the different types IPRs in the product life cycle.
- To provide an appreciation of the costs and benefits of filing maintaining and prosecuting IPRs in different situations.
- To provide an appreciation of role of IP in start up companies and the effect of IP in deal valuations and negotiations.
- To provide an appreciation of the issues related to infringement of IP rights.
On completion of this module the student should be able to:
- recognise the limitations of the information available on IPRs, know what questions to ask and to communicate the information in an appropriate manner;
- demonstrate the ability to produce IP information in order to support a business proposal and to appraise critically the strengths and weaknesses of an IP portfolio, including the impact of risk.
|Written assignment (inc essay)||100%|
Provisional marks and feedback for coursework returned within 15 working days.
Exam marks and final marks returned after ratification at exam board.
|Independent study hours|
|Matthew Shaw||Unit coordinator|