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QLLM332 Comparative Law of Patents and Trade Secrets (Sem 1)

Module description

Patents are exclusive rights granted for the protection of an invention that offers a new and inventive technical solution or way of doing something. Trade secrets are unregistered rights, also for protecting an invention. This module deals with the process of obtaining and enforcing a patent under the provisions of the European Patent Convention (EPC) and the United States Code (USC) Title 35. The module also deals with the process of enforcing trade secret rights. Students taking the course will acquire detailed knowledge of and compare the law under the EPC and USC Title 35.



Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Commercial and Corporate Law
  • LLM in Intellectual Property Law
  • LLM in International Business Law
  • LLM in Law and Economics
  • Laws (General)
  • LLM Flexible Study.

Mode of Assessment

5,000 word course essay


22.5 Credits

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