Germany, Bonn

Intellectual Property

when 25 July 2016 - 5 August 2016
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee EUR 750

The Summer School introduces students to the main areas of Intellectual Property and examines important Intellectual Property issues. The Summer School aims to provide graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals with insight into the field of Intellectual Property and an appreciation of the significant role of Intellectual Property in furthering the economic and technological development, and particularly in promoting innovation. The students will be able to discuss Intellectual Property issues with professionals from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn.

The classes cover the main areas of Intellectual Property:
• Introduction to IP
• Patents and Trade Secrets
• IP Management
• Copyright
• Trademarks
• Industrial Designs
• Unfair Competition
• IP and Contracts.

In addition to classes, the program offers guest lectures on selected Intellectual Property issues. The Summer School in 2015 addressed for example topics such as “IP and Health” and “IP and Biotechnology”.

Furthermore, the program includes excursions to institutions and innovative companies. Excursions to the Bayer Communication Center BayKomm and to the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH were for example part of the program in 2015.

The instructors and guest lecturers are intellectual property experts from Intellectual Property organizations, innovative companies, research facilities, law offices, and the University of Bonn.

Course leader

University of Bonn

Target group

Graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals from any field of study or discipline

Course aim

The Summer School aims to provide graduate and postgraduate students as well as young professionals with insight into the field of Intellectual Property and an appreciation of the significant role of Intellectual Property in furthering the economic and technological development, and particularly in promoting innovation.

Credits info

5 ECTS
2 ECTS credits for regularly attending the Summer School

or

5 ECTS credits for regularly attending the Summer School and submitting a paper of about 5000 words

Fee info

EUR 750: The participation fee amounts to 750 Euros (including the costs for the excursions). The fee does not include housing or meals.

Scholarships

A very limited number of grants will be awarded by the University of Bonn to excellent Summer School applicants. Only students can apply for a grant.