MGT-404 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: de Rassenfosse Gaétan Jean A

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Special schedule. See the MTE website: https://go.epfl.ch/mte


Summary

This class provides an introduction to the management of intellectual property (IP), primarily patents. It covers legal and strategic considerations related to IP. The class relies on formal lectures, case studies, speakers, and a project.

Content

Keywords

innovation, intellectual property, patent, trademark, strategy, licensing

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

  • SHS class MGT303 by the same teacher is a helpful introduction.
  • MGT-411 (Innovation management) and MGT-414 (Technology & innovation strategy) are useful complements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain key concepts related to IP
  • Examine the IP strategy of a firm
  • Advise on matters related to IP
  • Analyze a patent document

Transversal skills

  • Plan and carry out activities in a way which makes optimal use of available time and other resources.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.

Teaching methods

The teaching method involves a mix of formal lectures, case studies, external speakers, and project work.

Expected student activities

  • Attending lectures
  • Doing a project
  • Reading written material
  • Preparing case studies
  • Debating/arguing

Assessment methods

  • Class participation (submission of cases + debates): 25%
  • Project (slide deck + presentation in class): 25%
  • Oral exam: 50%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Notes/Handbook

Slides will be provided when possible. Students are encouraged to take notes.

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Management of intellectual property
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Management of intellectual property
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Management of intellectual property
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Management of intellectual property
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Management of intellectual property
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10 ELD020   
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Mardi, 9h - 12h: Cours ELD020

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