ENT9800 – Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The purpose of this course is to expose you to the dynamics of innovation, and to train you to think strategically about science based innovation and intellectual property rights. The focus is not only on industry dynamics of science based innovations, but also on the formulation and implementation of innovation strategies. The course also addresses the (dis)advantages of intellectual property rights in relationship to the development and trade of an innovation.

Learning outcome

The candidate demonstrates the ability to understand the industrial dynamics of innovation.

The candidate has acquired basic skills for innovation strategy formulation and implementation.

The candidate has acquired basic background knowledge with regard to innovation protection.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

No obligatory prerequisites beyond the minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway.


The course is based on lecture sessions, seminars and workshops.

January - April


The course is assessed on the basis of one project paper assignment (counting 100% of the final grade).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 24, 2022 1:37:23 AM

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