This is a substantive course on Intellectual Property. The course shall give a brief overview of the IP landscape in India. It shall also dwell into the role of IP in the modern intangible economy. The course can be offered as a generic elective subject under the Choice Based Credit System in universities and affiliated colleges as suggested by UGC. Important For Certification/Credit Transfer:
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Feroz Ali is the Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He teaches intellectual property laws and business laws. He is the author of three books on patent law. He is a practicing advocate at the Madras High Court. He litigates and counsels in intellectual property law, corporate law and competition law but his primary focus has remained in patent law. He has appeared before the Supreme Court, the High Courts, Intellectual Property Appellate Board and the Patent Offices
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Week 1 : Basics of Intellectual Property
Week 2 : The Intangible Economy
Week 3 : Patents—From ball pens to biologics Week 4 : Trade Marks—What does red soles and barbie girl mean? Week 5 : Copyright—Is it right to copy? Week 6 : Unconventional IP—The expanding scope Week 7 : Enforcement of IP—Protecting your rights Week 8 : IP for Business—A profit making asset class Week 9 : IP, Research, and Universities Week 10 : IP for the Creative and Entertainment Industries Week 11 : Governments Role in Fostering IP Week 12 : Teaching IP—Let everyone learn IP
BOOKS AND REFERENCES:
Lionel Bently & Brad Sherman, Intellectual Property Law (2014)