AI521112 - Innovation and intellectual property rights


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

- Historical overview of innovation.
- Innovation models.
- The national and regional system of innovation (stakeholders and characteristics).
- Innovation and organisational knowledge.
- Innovation, strategic alliances and networks.
- Innovation sources
- Technology transfer and open innovation.
- New service and new product innovation.
- Innovation and intellectual property(national perspective as well as patent, trademarks, design, copyright, "Know-how" and Trade secrets)
- Globalisation of intellectual property.
- Innovation and ethics.

Parts of the curriculum regarding characteristics of the local industry and Norwegian patent law will be in Norwegian language. A synopsis of these Norwegian language texts will be translated into English.

Learning outcome

- Have in-depth knowledge of important themes, methods and challenges in innovation research.
- Have detailed knowledge of stakeholders, challenges and characteristics regarding innovation at national and regional levels.
- Have basic knowledge of national and international law and processes for protection of Intellectual Property Rights

- Be able to analyze existing theories and methods within the subject area.
- Under guidance, be able to carry out a well-defined research project within the subject area.

- Be able to communicate the topics and various analyses of the field with various stakeholders.

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

Lectures and seminars. Excursions focusing on innovation in the furniture, marine and maritime industrial clusters in the county of Møre and Romsdal. Seminar on patenting. One group assignment carried out in cooperation with a company (a maximum of three students in each group). The assignment theme must be within the course curriculum and handed in for approval prior to a given deadline. Each student is responsible for bringing a copy of the group paper for use in the exam. The paper must be handed in together with the individual written exam.  

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

Approved group assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

4 hour individual written exam. Each student is responsible for bringing a copy of the group paper for use in the exam. The paper has to be handed in together with the individual written exam.Resit exam:Passed mandatory exercise is valid for later continuation exams.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Economics (MSØK)
Economics and Business Administration (ØAMSC)
Entrepreneurship (MENTRE)
Financial Economics (MFINØK)
Industrial Economics and Technology Management (MTIØT)
International Business and Marketing (860MIB)

Required previous knowledge

This course is only available to students who have been admitted to the following programmes:

- Master in International Business and Marketing, at Department of International Business (NTNU Aalesund) 
- Master in Business Administration, at Trondheim Business School (NTNU Trondheim)
- Master in Financial Economics, and Master in Economics, at Department of Economics (NTNU Trondheim)
- Master in Entrepreneurship, and Master in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, at Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (NTNU Trondheim)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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