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Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
Critically reflect on the purpose and objectives of the patent system.
Discuss current challenges to the European and international patent system.
Analyze problems in relation to patentability and exclusions thereto, and patent infringement.
Discuss critically the relation between patent law and policy and human rights in the context of globalization.
Topics covered vary but include:
Justifications for patent systems.
Institutional aspects of patent systems in the EU and at international level.
Substantive protection criteria (inc exclusions).
Patenta, Morality and human rights.
Patent Law in International trade law.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Student will be required to report and reflect on one of the topics discussed in class in a 3.000 word paper.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Seminar: Students will be graded on their participation in seminar activities.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Presentation: Presentations will be delivered in the seminar at a session agreed with the module coordinator.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Feedback will be provided directly in seminars by the lecturers and students. Feedback on the final assignment will be provided online or in a scheduled feedback session.
|Raphael Ng'etich||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|