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

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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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Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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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

About the Healthcare Law Specialization

This Specialization is designed to help you navigate the complex legal framework that governs modern health systems. You will learn the fundamentals of American health law, then explore how privacy law shapes the relationship between healthcare providers and their patients. You will also learn how intellectual property law influences everything from the pharmaceutical industry, to medical research, to cutting-edge ethical issues involved in emerging technologies such as DNA-testing. Finally, the specialization will conclude with a study of how other countries vary in their approaches to solving the common problems that face all health systems....
Healthcare Law

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