Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8310532
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Science And Technology Policy Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Res.Assist. DERYA FINDIK
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Economic and scientific concerns in registration/granting of the Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, effects of IP rights in international trade, technology development, and dissemination of technological information, international Agreements on globalization in international trade, EU Policy for harmonization in the internal market, new trends in IP policies in the world, implementation of patent rights, state of the art search before preparation of the documents for patent application, drafting the description, claims, figures and abstract, patent application through patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT), patent application through European Patent Convention (EPC), implementation of industrial design rights.