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Intellectual Property Protection

Major – Metallurgy

Specialisation – Ferrous metallurgy

Degree – Master

Course units:

  • Introduction
  • Patent law. Invention
  • Patent law. Utility model and industrial design
  • Rights to means of individualization
  • Copyright and associated rights
  • Non-traditional objects of intellectual property
  • Sources of information, information search techniques and means
  • Unfair competition. Patent and license activity

Course contents:

  • Definition of intellectual property. Industrial property. Objects of intellectual property. Patent law of the Russian Federation.
  • Patent law. Sources of the patent law. Subjects and objects of the patent law. Invention (definition). Patentability requirements and objects of invention. Inventors’ rights and legal protection. Invention identification procedure. Application for an invention and its examining operation. Employee’s invention.
  • Utility model (definition). Registrability requirements. Legal protection of a utility model. Application for a utility model and its examining operation. Industrial design. Types of industrial design, patentability requirements.
  • Trademarks (TM), service mark (SM) (definition). Types of TM and SM. Non-protectable designations. Ownership rights and legal protection of trademarks. Application for a trademark, service mark and its examining operation.
  • Definition of copyright. Copyright subjects and objects. Legal protection requirements. Authors’ rights. Works for hire. Copyright validity.  Copyright protection. Legal protection of computer software and data bases.
  • Specifics of non-traditional objects of intellectual property. Production secrets (know-how) as objects of exclusive rights: definition and legal nature of production secrets (know-how).
  • Patent documentation in the USSR, Russian Federation and CIS. Patent information of the leading foreign countries. Patent search with the international patent classification. Reference and search aids.
  • Unfair competition. Infringement of patent rights, copyright and associated rights. Protection against unfair competition.


  • Teacher-led group activities in a classroom;
  • Extracurricular self-study of the teacher’s assignments and tasks, including the use of educational facilities (obligatory);
  • Office-hours.

Total – 108 hours

Total points – 3

Laboratory classes – none

Midterm assessment – pass/fail examination

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