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Course Detail

Course Name Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights
Course Code 15CSE353
Program B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction to IPR – Overview & Importance, IPR in India and IPR abroad; Patents – their definition, granting, infringement, searching & filing, utility Models an introduction; Copyrights – their definition, granting, infringement, searching & filing, distinction between related and copy rights.

Unit 2

Trademarks – role in commerce, importance, protection, registration, domain names; Industrial Designs – Design Patents, scope, protection, filing infringement, difference between Designs & Patents.

Unit 3

Geographical indications, international protection; Plant varieties; breeder’s rights, protection; biotechnology & research and rights managements; licensing, commercialisation; legal issues, enforcement; Case studies in IPR.

Text Books

  • James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins, “Intellectual Property Law and the Information Society”, Published by Duke University, 2014.


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