ME2020 Intellectual Property Law 6.0 credits


This course gives an overview of the field of e.g. patents, brands, copyright and so on.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, Design rights and Intellectual properties created by employees.

The industrial relevance of the course is achieved by continuously discussing and analysing how a company that have developed a new product can take advantage of the intellectual property systems, or how one can void to infringe on other companies intellectual property.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to enable students to use different legal systems that afford protection for technological advances and industrial design. It is studied and learned how a creator may pose legal claims to his/her inventions, trade marks, industrial designs, copyright protected works, etc. These forms of protection are together known as intellectual property rights and are important in all product development, because they can afford considerable competitive advantages. The intellectual property rights are studies with the help of legal literature, legal statutes and legal cases. The aim of the course is that students will be familiar with the kind of technical developments that can be protected by intellectual property rights and the different legal assessments that are made within the intellectual property system.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

The student should have at least 150 ECTS.

Recommended prerequisites

At least 150 hp and a basic course in industrial management.


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To be announced at the start of the course

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • TEN2 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Excerise, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam, participation in the seminars. The grade is dependent on the result on the exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Thomas Westin

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ME2020

Offered by

ITM/Industrial Economics and Management

Main field of study *

Industrial Management

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

ME2021 Advanced Patens Law.


Erik Woodcock,,

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

Established 2004-02-19.

Replaces 4D1052.