Intellectual Property and Software Licences 2022

This course introduces the current challenges and features of intellectual property (IP) in Switzerland, Europe, and the US. By sketching parts of the enforcing judicial systems and examining IP history, the course presents the resulting IP protection mechanisms that are available today. Subsequently, the connection to software licenses is made and the most important licenses are presented.

Caveat: This is not a law course intending to cover all legal aspects, but rather an introduction from a technical standpoint.