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Introduction to Patent, Trademark and Design Law for Engineers

Module MW1535

This Module is offered by Chair of Medical Materials and Implants (Prof. Mela).

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.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2021/2WS 2020/1WS 2011/2

Basic Information

MW1535 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer 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

Content

This lecture is aimed in particular at engineering students and is intended to provide a basic understanding of industrial property rights. The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the most important industrial property rights, i.e. patent, trademark and design, and to deal in depth with the topics of obtaining, defending and enforcing a technical property right using the example of the patent. The lecture also covers the topics of copyright law, customs regulations, due diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions.

Learning Outcome

The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the most important industrial property rights, i.e. patent, trademark and design, and to deal in depth with the topics of obtaining, defending and enforcing a technical property right using the example of the patent.

Preconditions

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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

In the lecture, the course contents are taught by means of lecture and presentation. Problems and topics from practice are presented as examples. The slides and further information are made available to the students online via the e-learning portal.

Media

Lecture, presentation, handouts, online teaching materials, videos

Literature

Ilzhöfer/Engels, Patent-, Marken- und Urheberrecht, 8. Auflage, Verlag Vahlen, 2010;
Beck-Texte, 11. Auflage, Patent- und MusterR, dtv, 2011;
Beck-Texte, 31. Auflage, Wettbewerbsrecht, Markenrecht und Kartellrecht, dtv, 2010;
Benkard, Kommentar zum Patentgesetz, 10. Auflage, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2006;
Schulte, Kommentar zum Patentgesetz, 8. Auflage, Heymanns Verlag, 2008;
Ingerl/Rohnke, Kommentar zum MarkenG, 3. Auflage, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2010;
Ströbele/Hacker, Kommentar zum MarkenG, 10. Auflage, Heymanns Verlag, 2009
Patentgesetz (PatG), Gebrauchsmustergesetz (GebrMG), Designgesetz (DesignG)

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a written exam (60 min.) the taught content have to be applied to different questions.

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.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Introduction to Patent, Trademark and Design Law for Engineers
Wed, 2022-07-27, 16:30 till 17:30 MW: 2001
Please only register if you want to take a binding, in-person examination and have already read the information presented under https://www.tum.de/en/about-tum/news/corona-virus/corona-teaching-exams. Only students who can verify that they are vaccinated or re-covered, or who can present a valid negative rapid test or PCR test result are permitted to take part in examinations. You are not permitted to attend examinations if you have typical symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 on the day of the exam, are subject to quarantine, or have a positive test result of any kind. If you belong to a risk group with an increased risk of severe complications and want to take an examination in person, you are required to take the necessary measures for your own protection or to refrain from taking the in-person examination. The TUM Corona Crisis Task Force (krisenstab-coronavirus@tum.de) or your attending physician can advise you in this regard. till 2022-06-30 (cancelation of registration till 2022-07-20)
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