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This specialization is for any business professional dealing with R&D for competitive technologies, brand management, and business strategy

Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify the various forms of intellectual property protection available under U.S. Law

  • Understand the special intellectual property laws developed for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially as regards to drug patents

  • Examine how the law has responded to cutting-edge medical developments such as ownership of genetic material and genetic information

  • Recognize the variety of intellectual property strategies employed by healthcare-oriented businesses of all sizes

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Beginner Level

This specialization is for any business professional dealing with R&D for competitive technologies, brand management, and business strategy

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English

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University of Pennsylvania

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Existing Intellectual Property Protection in the U.S.

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 60 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Why Learn About Intellectual Property Law?7m
Expansion of Intellectual Property6m
Patents10m
Trademarks12m
Copyright7m
Other Regimes6m
Takeaway Points3m
3 readings
Optional Reading: Intellectual Property Overview20m
Optional Reading: Why IP is Valuable45m
Overlaps in IP30m
4 practice exercises
Patent Quiz30m
Trademarks Quiz30m
Copyrights Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Philosophical and Economic Justifications of IP Rights

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Basic Intellectual Property Economics8m
The Mechanisms of Intellectual Property Rights8m
The Costs of Intellectual Property6m
Mechanism of IP Rights as Property6m
Balance of Intellectual Property Rights7m
Takeaway Points2m
4 readings
Is IP a Natural or Utilitarian Right?25m
IP as a Public Good25m
IP and Monopolies10m
Costs and Benefits to Patents25m
3 practice exercises
IP Theories30m
Costs of IP30m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Special Intellectual Property Rules for Healthcare

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Special IP Rules for Healthcare5m
Unique Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Drugs10m
Consequences of Hatch-Waxman Act6m
Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act5m
Special Applications of IP in Healthcare4m
Ownership of Research in Healthcare6m
Who Owns Your Body?3m
Experimentation in Patent Law3m
Module 3 Takeaway Points3m
3 readings
The U.S. Patent System's Effect on Drug Innovation30m
Regulating Against Reverse Payment25m
Body Ownership20m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Case Studies in Intellectual Property

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Case Study: 23 and Me6m
Case Study: Novartis13m
Case Study: Novartis Part 24m
Case Study: Medtronic4m
3 readings
Novartis and Pharmaceutical IP Strategies25m
Medtronic Products10m
Medtronic Sues for Patent Infringement10m
2 practice exercises
Review of IP Forms30m
Course Final Exam45m

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