Management of Intellectual Property Rights

ldrop2101  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Management of Intellectual Property Rights
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Kaesmacher Dominique; Wéry François;
Main themes
Introduction to economic analysis of law Law and economics of patent Law and economics of copyright

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective is to create a real course of economic analysis of the law in the field of intellectual property. That is why it is taught by an economist and a legal scholar, both specialised in intellectual property and used to inter-disciplinary dialogue between law and economics. The existence of this course and its content are justified by the conviction that the use of economic analysis is useful for the law student and the future lawyer because it enable him to understand the effect of intellectual property and the way economic actors use it. Economic analysis is equally useful the student-citizen as it helps him to develop a critical reflexion on intellectual property and the big debates it generates in society.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
Prerequisite: the course is conceived in such a way that it does not require prior knowledge in economics nor in mathematics From a pedagogical point of view, the course include a balance between theoretical analysis and empirical date as well as between lecturing and involvement of students in cases studies. Teaching material and readings will be available on the university intranet (I-campus). Recommended readings include François Levêque et Yann Ménière(2003) Economie de la propriété intellectuelle, Paris: La Découverte (coll. Repères) William M. Landes, & Richard A. Posner (2003), The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law, Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Biology of Organisms and Ecology

Master [120] in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology

Master [120] in Law

Master [120] in Law (shift schedule)

Advanced Master in European Law