SOI-001 Intellectual Property Rights

Instructor Paolo Guarda
Modality In presence
Duration 6 hours
Period Second semester

20/02/2024 at 17:00-21:00
29/02/2024 at 17:00-19:00

Details Course code: SOI-001

Course objectives

The course is aimed at providing students with the basics of intellectual property rights (IPR). In particular, the fundamental characteristics of copyright, sui generis right and patent law will be described. Furthermore, the forms of IPRs exploitation by means of contracts (licenses) will be analyzed. The software scenario will be taken as paradigmatic field in order to study  the different possibile business models: the proprietary and the open source licenses.

Content summary

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Copyright in the Digital Era
  • Database protection: copyright and sui generis right
  • Patent law
  • Software Protection:
  • Software exploitations:
  • Proprietary and Open Source Licenses

Teaching methods

The course will alternate theoretical expositions of the topics with detailed analyses of practical cases.


Other possible readings will be provided at the beginning of the course.