3403731: Intellectual property law

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Semester:WS 12/13
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:40.0 L / 30.0 h
Self-directed study time:120.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in IT and Business Process Management (01.10.2008)


  • Introduction to law, including contract law and general terms and conditions
  • Introduction to intellectual property rights

- Trademark law
- Design law
- Patent law and utility model law
- Copyright law

  • Certain aspects of domain law
  • Licensing
  • Software development agreements
  • Certain aspects of unfair competition
  • Introduction to E-Commerce and E-Signature

Lecture Goals

  • Basic understanding of contract law
  • Basis understanding of scope of application of the intellectual property rights
  • Increased awareness of legal problems in connection with the use and exploitation of intellectual property rights


Lectures Method

Interactive lecture, group work, case studies, discussions


  • Klett/Sonntag/Wilske, Intellectual Property Law in Germany, Verlag Lexis Nexis 2008
  • Bentley/Sherman, Intellectual Property Law 3rd Edition (2009) Oxford University Press (optional)
  • Heidinger/Hubalek/Pramberger, Introduction to the Law and Language of the European Union (1998) 2nd Edition, Verlag Lexis Nexis (optional)


Handouts are provided by the lecturer.


27.10.201209:00 - 15:00H3
03.11.201209:00 - 15:00H3
01.12.201209:00 - 15:00S1
08.12.201209:00 - 15:00H2