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Informatics and Law

Module IN9003

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Informatics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

IN9003 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h 30 h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The special technological requirements of IT projects demand for special legal and - to a certain degree - for technological considerations and agreements in IT contracts. Important are especially the areas of responsibility, the qualification of the contract partners, the planning reliability and resources, that determine the contractual classification significantly.
Advocate Claus-Dieter Müller-Hengstenberg, expert for law, information technology, author of many books and technical contributions, former IBM director for quality assurance, addresses in the lecture topics such as typology of IT contracts, supply of temporary workers, change management, general terms and conditions, test procedures, acceptance test, warrantee, trade mark right and copy right.

Learning Outcome

Schutz geistigen Eigentums (WS):
Teilnehmer wissen, wie man kreative Ideen wirksam schützt und gerichtlich durchsetzen kann. Sie haben die nötigen Kenntnisse über das nationale und internationale Patentrecht, insbesondere über Softwarepatente und das Urheberrecht. Die Teilnehmer wissen ferner, was sie als Hochschulmitarbeiter oder spätere Arbeitnehmer bei von ihnen gemachten Erfindungen zu beachten haben.

Gestaltung von Verträgen in IT-Projekten und im Internet (SS):
Teilnehmer kennen das Grundkonzept von Leistung und Vertrag, unterschiedliche Vertragstypologien, Arbeitnehmerüberlassung, sowie Inhalte zu Change Management und das Gesetz zur Regelung des Rechts der Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB-Gesetz). Außerdem wissen sie um unterschiedliche Testverfahren und Abnahme, Gewährleistung, Schutzrechte und Urheberrechte.



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Informatics and Law (Überfachliche Grundlagen, IN9003) Bender, M. Harder, B.
Responsible/Coordination: Krcmar, H.
Mon, 16:00–18:30, MI 00.04.011

Learning and Teaching Methods



no info


Will be announced in the lecture

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The exam takes the form of a 90 minutes written test. In the written exam students should prove to be able to identify a given problem and find solutions within limited time.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Mi, 31.7.2019, 16:00 bis 17:30 PH: 2501
Import bis 30.6.2019 (Abmeldung bis 24.7.2019)
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