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Intellectual property and innovation

Protective and destructive actions of intellectual property

Intellectual property and innovation Category: Organizational Culture
Type: Workshops and Seminars
Duration: Between 5 and 8 hours
Format: Classroom formatBlended formate-learningRapid format
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It seems that free software is gaining gradually ground, the generic brands gain strength at chemist’s and distribution brands sweep in supermarkets. Are we facing the end of an age of patents and intellectual property ? Perhaps are we witnessing the breakup of a long-discussed system? From the day it was introduced there were people who considered intellectual property as a source of ambition for creation.  However, many people diagnosed an inegalitarian system and a brake on innovation. In this module we will see the pros and cons of a system that has allowed science to get here, but that already looks to be reaching an end, we will know its progress and lobbyists who are leading the debate. Because in the age of innovation, there are many interests involved.



  • To understand what is the intellectual property right.
  • To know what actions are carried out in the defense of this right, globally and nationally
  • To understand the interests included in the debate between the abolition or proliferation of intellectual property right
  • To learn how to take advantage of the intellectual property’s resources to innovate


  • To learn how to distinguish the interests covered by the patent system
  • To learn which actions are carried out to defend that right
  • To learn which actions are performed to end up this right
  • To learn how to exploit intellectual property as a muse for innovation