EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

IUS/04 - 7 CFU - 2° semestre

Docente titolare dell'insegnamento

VINCENZO DI CATALDO
Email: vdicataldo@lex.unict.it
Edificio / Indirizzo: Via Gallo, 24 - Catania, IV piano st. 20
Telefono: 095230351
Orario ricevimento: http://www.lex.unict.it/docenti/vincenzo.di.cataldo


Obiettivi formativi

Knowledge and understanding

The European Intellectual Property Law gives the students a first knowledge and understanding in the field of the European Law of patents and trademarks.

Applying knowledge and understanding

The course aims at:

providing the learning skills to undertake further studies with some autonomy.


Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

Frontal lessons supported by slides


Prerequisiti richiesti

Istituzioni di diritto privato



Frequenza lezioni

Attending classes is not mandatory



Contenuti del corso

Patents: The economic background of the invention. The European Patent. The patentable invention. Requirements of patentability. Ownership of the patent. The patent application. Interpreting the claims. Infringement. Remedies. The transfer of the patent. Chemical patents. Biotechnological patents.



Testi di riferimento

KUR e DREIER, European Intellectual Property Law, Elgar Publ., 2013, pagg. 84-156.


Altro materiale didattico

http://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2017/



Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1The economics of innovationpagg. 84-86 
2National and supranational patentspagg. 86-97 
3The patentable invention in EPCpagg. 106-111 
4Inventions and discoveriespagg. 106-109 
5Software and Software implemented inventionspagg. 137-144 
6New products, new processes, new useshttp://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2016/courses/71106C0/ 
7Requirements of patentability. The industrial applicationpagg. 111-112; 113-114 
8Noveltypagg. 111-112 
9Nonobviousnesspagg. 112-113 
10Ownership. Joint ownershiphttp://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2016/courses/71106C0/ 
11The employed inventorhttp://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2016/courses/71106C0/ 
12The patent applicationpagg. 97-106 
13Interpreting the claimspagg. 114-116 
14Infringement and equivalencepagg. 116-121 
15Remedies. Injunctionshttp://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2016/courses/71106C0/ 
16The transfer of the patentpag. 121-122 
17Chemical patents. Biotech patentspagg. 123-137 
18The international debate on patents. The TRIPS Agreementpagg. 24-31 
19After the TRIPS Agreementpagg. 31-38 
20The European patent with unitary effectpagg. 149-156 


Verifica dell'apprendimento


MODALITÀ DI VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

Oral examination

The test/exam will be assessed according to the following criteria established by the Board of the Degree Course (September 17, 2018):


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