IP LAW (Industrial and Intellectual Property Right)

A.Y. 2015/2016
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Studio dei marchi d'impresa, delle invenzioni industriali, delle invenzioni biotecnologiche e dei modelli di utilità, delle denominazioni d'origine e indicazioni di provenienza, dei disegni o modelli e dei segreti d'azienda
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge, understanding and learning. The student must show his knowledge of the general principles of IP Law and the patent system.
- Application capabilities and independence of judgment. The student must show his ability to interpret and apply, with independent judgment, to the solution of the practical cases that will be submitted by the teacher the notions learned during the course.
- Communication skills. The student must show his ability to express the knowledge acquired during the course with appropriate legal language and consistency.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Lesson period
Second semester
IP law concerns the subject contained in the Intellectual Property Rights Code (Legislative Decree February 10th, 2005, n. 30) and, in particular, trademarks, industrial inventions, biotechnological inventions and utility models, denominations of origin and geographical indications, designs and models, trade secrets and know-how.

The course focuses, every other year, on some of these topics.

This academic year, 2015-2016, the course is focused on the discipline of industrial inventions, biotechnological inventions and utility models. With reference to these topics the teaching will focus on: principles and general notions, requirements of patentability, owership matters, patent rights, administrative procedure for granting of the patent and judicial protection.

The course is structured in two parts. In the first part the teacher will explain the general principles of the subject; the second part is dedicated to the discussion of practical cases, with emphasis on individual topics.

Please remember that this course is not an alternative to that of Prof. Ghidini of the first semester (Innovation and competition), rather it is strongly recommended to attend at both courses.

Modalities of the examination
Oral examination.

Textbooks for not attending students:
Sena, I diritti sulle invenzioni ed i modelli di utilità, Milano Giuffrè 2011
Sena, Il diritto dei marchi: marchio nazionale e marchio comunitario, Milano, Giuffrè, 2007.

For all students, attending and not attending: Sena - Giudici, Codice di diritto industriale, Milano, Giuffrè, 2011.

The examination program for the students who attend the course will be defined during the course.
Lessons: 45 hours
Professor: Giudici Silvia