Course syllabus

Patent och annan immaterialrätt
Patent and Intellectual Property Rights

ETIA10, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED E
Date of Decision: 2023-04-11

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: MSOC1
Elective for: B4, BME4, C4, D4, E4, F4, I4, K4, M4, MFOT1, MNAV1, MWIR1, N4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The economies in Europe, North America and certain states in East Asia have transformed from producing industrial economies to knowledge-based economies based on bio-science, information technology, adventure tourism and design, where knowledge in many aspects has replaced goods as products in a globalized economy. The legal protection system to ensure the rights to the products and services which are the outcome of the knowledge, is known as Intellectual Property Rights. Knowledge in the scope of the Rights and their applications is a requirement for the originator and the company in order to profit from a specific knowledge.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The focus of the course is on Intellectual Property Right (in a global perspective) since they are considered a growing part of the value adding process in companies and at the same time are a more important mean of competition, but also related rights such as rules and regulations of marketing and competition, secrecy, and IT rights. Other issues regarding the commercialization of an invention will be discussed in the course, such as questions regarding license agreements. The course also deals with areas such as IPR-strategies for companies, how to search and utilize the information in patent databases, and how to interpret agreements relating to intellectual property.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETI280

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Fredrik Edman,
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