Intellectual Property Rights: A Management Perspective

By Dr. Damodaran A   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Learners enrolled: 1727
This course will provide insight on the competitive and strategic advantages of enterprises by using Intellectual Property Rights. You will learn about the different types of Intellectual Property as well as the strategy, valuation and asset management of it. 
The course also includes an array of interviews with leading experts and will help you understand the opinions of Policy makers vis-à-vis the gaps experienced by the distinguished patrons, hailing from various facets of the field of Intellectual Property.

What you'll learn
  • To achieve a basic understanding of the Intellectual Properties and their classification through studying their features
  • To analyze the significance of Intellectual Property in strategic pursuits of an organization
  • To calculate the quantifiable value of Intellectual Properties, based on certain financial details of an organization
  • To examine the socio-economic and legal impact of the Intellectual Properties against the motive of the corporates
  • To develop a perspective on the sustainability of providing protection to Intellectual Properties in the light of public policy and outlook of opposition

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2019
End Date : 31 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 10 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Management Studies
Level : Postgraduate

Course layout

Week 1: An Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Introduction
  • Historical reference
  • International Perspective
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
Week 2: Types of Intellectual Property
  • Categorization, characteristic and differentiation of major Intellectual Properties:Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Geographical Indications
Week 3: Strategy, Valuation & Asset Management of Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property as a strategic tool
  • Intellectual Property as an asset
  • Evaluation of Intellectual Property
Week 4: Civil Societies, Public Policy & Intellectual Property
  • Social Dimensions of Intellectual Property: Civil Societies and Public Policy
  • Objections, Limitations and Exceptions to Intellectual Property Rights
Week 5: Views of the Stakeholders 
  • Case Study
  • Interviews

Instructor bio

Dr. Damodaran A
Professor, Economics and Social Science area
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Professor A. Damodaran is a Professor of Economics and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore & MHRD Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights. His research areas cover Environmental Economics and Financing, Cultural Economics, IPR Economics, Institutional Dimensions of Global Public Goods and Global Environmental Resources and Commodity Trade. Apart from his publications on IPRs, he has provided advisory services for the World Intellectual Property Organization on Technology Transfer and IPRs as part of WIPO's Development Agenda. He has worked on IPR issues connected with technology transfer of carbon capture technologies for the Asian Development Banks in connection with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and on Climate Friendly Agriculture for the World Bank. He is currently the Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Committee for UNDP assisted BIOFIN-GOI Project and a member of the Global High-Level Panel set up by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) of the United Nations to assess financial requirements for implementing the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. He has also been a member of the International Panel of Experts that looked at the Global Environmental Facility’s seventh replenishment effort in relation to biological diversity. In these capacities he has delved into the interconnections between financing of global commons and IPRs.

Course certificate

25% internal assessment and 75% Final Exam

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