ENT9800 – Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights

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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.


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).

Language of examination

The exam will be written in English.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Facts about this course






Every spring

The course will be offered the Spring of 2017, but it is not decided whether or when this course will be offered again.

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