Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the training activity, the student should have acquired knowledge and skills related to the most important issues of Intellectual Property Law. In particular, it is expected that the student will be able to:
1. Know the legal provisions contained in the Industrial Property Code and in the Copyright Law, in particular, with regard to trademarks, inventions, know-how, software and data bases; read and understand case law decisions; systematically read the rules also in light of doctrinal and case law principles (knowledge and understanding skills);
2. apply interpretations acquired in real cases; be able to perform practical case studies through legal argumentation technics under the Teacher’s supervision (ability to apply knowledge and comprehension);
3. be able to independently and critically analyze case law decisions and real cases through the process of interpretation of facts and their legal qualification (autonomy of judgment);
4. be able to link different matters with basic and related disciplines.
In order to take the examination of Industrial Law, it’s necessary to have already passed the examinations of Principles of Private Law, Principles of Roman Law, Constitutional Law and Business Law.
Course contents summary
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A. VANZETTI, V. DI CATALDO, Manuale di diritto industriale, Milano,
Giuffrè, last edition, (to be excluded p. 1-141 and pages 567-647).
C. GALLI (a cura di), Codice della proprietà industriale: la riforma 2010,
Milano, IPSOA, 2010.
AA.VV., La proprietà (intellettuale) è un furto?, Soveria Mannelli-Treviglio,
Rubbettino-Leonardo Facco, 2006.
Didactic activities will be conducted by oral frontal lectures. During the lectures, focusing, on the one hand, on the deepening of some Intellectual Property Law institutes, the dialogue with the classroom will be privileged. Along each lecture, relative case law decisions regarding Internet issues, well known trademarks, biotechnological inventions, know how protection, software and data bases protections will be carried out.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final evaluation (vote on thirty) arises from an oral examination with at least three questions regarding some of the issues examined during the lectures (in case of attending students) and the suggested books in the indicated parts. The final examination aims at assessing whether the student has knowledge and understanding of the institutes and has acquired interpretative competence of case law decisions. The sufficiency will be reached when the student has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the institutes as well as minimum application abilities regarding the autonomous, critical and reasoned exposing of the examined law case decisions. Below these thresholds, the examination will be insufficient. The oral examination result is generally communicated at the end of the exam.
Written tests are allowed for students attending the lectures.
Non-attending students are requested to contact the teacher in order to define the program updates due in light of the new legislation and case law.