84915 - Economics of Intellectual Property Rights

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Students will become familar with the main economic issues related to intellectual property rights and the protection of innovations

Course contents

1. Innovation and market failure

2. Private and social value of innovations

3. Models of R&D investment

4. Optimal protection of intellectual property

5. Sequential innovation

6. Patents on research tools

7. Patent licensing

8. Trade secrets


Lecture notes will be circulated

Teaching methods


Assessment methods

Written final exam

Teaching tools

Additional references will be provided during the lectures

Office hours

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