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M3 - Intellectual Property

Module leader: Prof. Dr. Heinz Müller, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

Date and Credits

Start: 20.04.2021

Duration: 8 Weeks


Intellectual property rights given to investigators are essential for the successful commercialization of biomedical products. The different types of intellectual property and specific legal aspects for biomedical products will be discussed.

Learning objectives

  • Understanding of IP related topics
  • Critical assessment of factors essential in IP
  • Strategic planning of IP related aspects

Learning content

  • History of IP rights
  • International harmonization
  • IP rights as assets
  • Patents
  • Copyrights, trademarks and design
  • IP and ethics

Module leader

Prof. Dr. Heinz Mueller,
Swiss Federal Institute of IP


Various experts from industry (Swiss Federal Institute
of IP, Keller and Partner) and academia (University
of Basel, University of Zurich)