MGT-404 / 2 credits

Teacher: de Rassenfosse Gaétan Jean A

Language: English

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 relies on formal lectures, case studies, speakers, and a project.

Content

Keywords

innovation, intellectual property, patent, trademark, strategy

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): 25%
  • Project: 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

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Management of intellectual property
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Management of intellectual property
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Management of intellectual property
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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