PATENT LAW, SCIENTIFIC WRITING,CAREER OBJECTIVES

PATENT LAW, SCIENTIFIC WRITING,CAREER OBJECTIVES

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Code
94998
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The students attending the Patent law course will develop transversal skills on: patent law and transfer of technology activities.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is that the students develop and train transversal skills on: patent law and mining, and transfer of technology activities; scientific writing and communication; appropriate strategies for the pursuit of career objectives in the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial world.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The students will understand what can be patented and what is worth patenting at the national, european and world wide level.

PREREQUISITES

The content of the six hours course held at the International Summer School

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1 BASICS: very basic distinction between Intellectual Property Rights (patents, utility models, designs, trademarks, secrets)

2 PATENT BASICS: patent as a privative right, what is and what is not patentable according to IT and EU practice, EPC references, exclusions, exceptions

3 PATENT REQUIREMENTS: patentability requirements: novelty and inventive step, theory, analysis, exercises

4 PATENT DRAFTING: description, claims, drawings, abstract, their purposes, how to read it, how to write it, problem/solution approach, claim drafting following the "two part form"

5 PATENTING STRATEGY: priority claim under Paris Convention, effects on prior art assessment, filing strategy

6 EXERCISES 1: claim drafting, introduction drafting, posing the problem/solution approach, prior art assessment and effects on claims

7 TRADEMARKS AND DESIGNS: trademak requirements, kind of trademarks, non-words trademaks; designs requirements and kind of designs

8 EXERCISES 2: deeper in claim drafting, introduction drafting, posing the problem/solution approach, prior art assessment and effects on claims

9 PATENT SEARCHES: kind of searches, prior art assessment searches, infringment searches, differences and similarity, how to perform a patent search, free sources on the web

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

material given by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: For explanations the students will be received on Thursday mornings in the office of the teacher

Exam Board

MARIO AGOSTINO ROCCA (President)

GIORGIO ALESSANDRO KARAGHIOSOFF

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures

LESSONS START

The course may be given in condensed form during the central weeks of September or during the first semester of the second year of the Laurea Magistrale in Scienza ed Ingegneria dei Materiali

EXAMS

Exam description

The students will be examined orally.

Assessment methods

The students will be asked to discuss a case study in which patenting may be permitted.