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智慧財產學院
Guiding Principles and Goals

The College of Intellectual Property Studies is established to nurture talents, promote research and practices, while combining technology management and IP development trends in industries and countries around the world.

 

I. Nurturing Talents

Due to the rapid development of the technology industry in Taiwan, the industry has a strong demand for inter-disciplinary IPR talents who have been trained in engineering, business management and law. But such education and training cannot be offered solely by one single college. Establishing the College of Intellectual Property Studies means offering a platform for cross-college learning and gathering faculty members from the College of Engineering, the School of Management and other colleges of NTUST to offer courses such as patent, technology management and technology based on the academic strength of each faculty, such as patent, technology law and technology management.  Putting equal emphasis on theory and practice and to increase students competitiveness, the College endeavours in assisting students to acquire licenses for certified patent attorney, patent engineer and other IP professions. It also aims to become the centre for intellectual property education in Taiwan, combining a global perspective with the goal of nurturing talents needed in our national economy in its bachelor's, master's and PhD programs.

 

Bachelor level: Currently Bachelor Degree Program in IPR (double major for NTUST students), Post Bachelor Degree Program in IPR and Bachelor Degree Program of Technology Management (double major for NTUST students) are offered.

 

Master level: Currently there are Master's Program of the Graduate Institute of Patent and Master's Program of the Graduate Institute of Technology Management. In the short-term, the College plans to expand the number of students admitted to both master's programs and then establish an In-Service Master’s Program of Intellectual Property Studies, in response to Taiwan government's plan to “grow the emerging business of invention patent into an industry” and offer in-service programs to industry professionals.

           

Also, seeing the strong demand of enterprises for patent management talents, the College plans to establish a comprehensive talent training system, offering all-round education in both theory and practice, integrating studies on domestic and foreign development of IPR systems and economies. The details of the course designs, features and ideal applicants for the bachelor and master level programs are as follows.

 

1. Bachelor Programs

Including Bachelor Degree Program in IPR (double major for NTUST students), Post-Bachelor Degree Program in IPR and Bachelor Degree Program of Technology Management (double major for NTUST students)

 

(1) Admission

The Bachelor Degree Program in IPR (double major) has been admitting NTUST students (from the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, College of Design, School of Management, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Honors College) since its establishment in September 2011, with partial of funding from the Ministry of Education.

Post-Bachelor Degree Program in IPR requires each applicant to have at least one bachelor degree. The program was open for application for the first time since August 2011. The current students enrolled have responded positively to the program.

 

Bachelor Degree Program of Technology Management (double major for NTUST students) was established to nurture inter-disciplinary talents for technology innovation, technology law and strategic management, capable of legal analysis and technology management in both micro and macro levels. The program has been admitting NTUST students since the 2008 school year, and received subsidies from the MOE in 2010. The number of applicants for double major and minor in the 2010 school year amounted to 98 students in total, showing the growing demand for this program from diverse disciplines.

 

(2) Common goals and respective features of the degree programs

The programs all combine multiple disciplines including law, engineering and management. It is designed to promote the knowledge and application of intellectual property right, including IPR law, application, value-adding and creation. Besides focusing on both theory and practice, the program is also established with the following features.

 

(a) Second profession development with inter-disciplinary learning opportunities, to nurture all-round IPR professionals with back ground in technology, management and law

The programs integrate resources across departments and colleges to offer sets of specialized courses on intellectual property rights, including patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets law, technology and business operation and management, and technology law.

 

(b) Excellent faculty members

They can share their academic knowledge and industry experiences while teaching courses that correspond with the industry trends, so as to better train talents that meet industry demand.

 

(c) Collaboration with Technology Transfer Centre of the R&D Office of NTUST, to offer practicum courses and industry-academia collaboration opportunities.

 

(d) Collaboration with institutions outside of NTUST:

With Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, Industrial Development Bureau of MOEA, Taiwan Intellectual Property Court, Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association, Taiwan Bar Association and various professional associations: to nurture talents for building the system of intellectual property right protection.

 

Table 1: Features of Bachelor Degree and Post-Bachelor Degree Programs

 

Programs

Features

 Bachelor Degree Program in IPR (double major for NTUST students)

Its courses are offered by multiple departments and colleges according to its respective fields of specialization. It enables current NTUST students enrolled in the program to specialize in a new field besides their original field of discipline, broadening their visions and increasing their competitiveness in the job market.

Post-Bachelor Degree Program in IPR

By completion of the program students will receive a post-bachelor degree certificate in a new field besides their original specialization. The courses are co-designed and co-lectured by professionals from industry and academia. It offers internships through collaboration with enterprises, to enhance student's professional capabilities and increasing their competitiveness in the job market.

Bachelor Degree Program of Technology Management (double major for NTUST students)

Its courses are divided into three categories: 1) technology policies and business management, 2) technology and law and 3) innovation and entrepreneurship management. Its design corresponds to the current development and policies of high-tech industries, encouraging students to innovate and set up new businesses, analyse the relationship between technology and law, develop strategies to integrate technology and management. The goal is to nurture technology management talents to help industry gain high profits through technology business management.

 

(3) Courses offered


Courses offered under each program are specified in table 2:

Table 2: Bachelor program and post bachelor program (number of credits specified in parenthesis)

Program

Courses

B.A Degree in IPR  

(double-major)

Required

Patent Law (3), International IPR Treaties (3), Trade Secrets Act (2), Trademark Act (2), Copyright Law (3)

 

Elective

Intellectual Property Rights Licensing Agreement (3), Design and Intellectual Property Rights (3), Fair Trade Act (3), License Application Practice (3), IPR Seminars (3), Hi-tech Patent Application and Defense (3), Patent Analysis and Strategy (3), IPR and Technology Innovation (3), Civil Law (3), Administrative Law (3), Patent Examination Guidelines (3), Technology and Law (3)

B.A in IPR

(Post Bachelor Degree program)

 

Required

Patent Law (2), International IPR Treaties (3), IPR Practice (3), Trade Secrets Act (2), Trademark Act (2), Copyright Law (3)

Elective

Intellectual Property Rights Licensing Agreement (3), Design and Intellectual Property Rights (3), IPR Practice (3), Hi-tech Patent Application and Defense (3), Patent Analysis and Strategy (3), IPR and Technology Innovation (3), Civil Law (3), Administrative Law (3), Patent Examination Guidelines (3), Technology and Law (3)

B.A in Technology Management

Required

Economics/Engineering Economics (3), Accounting/Introduction to Accounting (two out of one) (3), Statistics (4), Introduction to Technology Management (3), Seminars in Technology Innovation (3), Innovative Business Management (3)

Elective

Marketing Management (3), Human Resources Management (3), Financial Management (3), Civil Law (3), Business Law (3), Patent Analysis and Strategy (3), Innovative Business Development (3), Corporate Strategy (3), Production and Operations Management (3), Project Management/Software and Project Management/Introduction to Project Management/Theory and Practice of Project Management (select one course out of four)(3), Seminar in Application of Technology Innovation (3), Seminar in Innovative Business Management (3), Patent and Administrative Law(3), Business and Anti-trust Law(3), IPR and Technological Innovation(3), IPR and Marketing Strategies (3), Technology Transfer and Licensing(3), Green Technology Policies and Energy Law (3), Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice (3), Technology and Operations Management (3), Risk Management (3), Biotechnology and Law (3), Fair Trade Act (3), Internet and Law(3), Law and Regulations in Multi-media and Digital Communication (3), Technology and Law (3), IPR Law (3), Investment (3), Innovative Thinking (3), Corporate Governance(3), Technology and Innovation Management (3), Managing IT Systems (3), Quality Control (3), Innovative IT House Appliances Design (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) B.A students (double-majors) are required to take a minimum of 40 credits.

(b) Post-bachelor program students are required to take a minimum of 48 credits, and complete and pass the examination for their final project. Students can choose to work alone or in groups of less than four, with one faculty member serving as the advisor. The final project presentation will be graded and deliberated. Students need to meet the passing criteria for both oral presentation and written report in order to receive their degree.

(4) Objectives

Our program is designed to improve students’ professional competence or to foster students’ competitiveness to enter the IPR profession. Our program aims to meet four objectives:


(a) To familiarize students with IPR laws and regulations
Fostering students’ understanding of IPR laws by offering courses in Patent Law, Trademark Act, Copyright Law, and Trade Secrets Act

 

(b) Strengthening capability in technology management and IPR and its practice 

Helping students learn the latest development of patent search technology; helping students with engineering or management background use their prior knowledge to learn about the latest technology development.  


(c) To devise technology management and IPR value-added strategies

Focusing on technology innovation and IPR as well as IPR management systems and business IPR attack and defense. Fostering students’ understanding of IPR management and enhancing the added value of products from increased IPR protection.


(d) To gain insight into IPR infringement assessment and litigation practice

Guide students to understand patent wars between companies, to assess infringement, to study previous cases and litigation court rulings through studying IPR licensing contracts, Fair Trade Act, and IPR litigation.


(5) Professional Prospects/Career Paths

Our program serves to equip students with professional knowledge or to increase their competitiveness in the IPR profession. As IPR studies include Patent Law, Trademark Act, Copyright Act, and Trade Secrets Act, students could choose from a wide variety of career options. Some career options include patent attorneys and IPR professionals (by becoming accredited, which our students are encouraged to do), engineers at patent and trademark offices, patent examiners at the Intellectual Patent Office (by passing national exams), patent engineers, and IPR managers. Other alternatives also include pursuing a career as patent attorneys or legal professionals specializing in boosting R&D and innovation, protecting IPR, IPR management and litigation.

 

2. M.A Program

Two tracks are offered in our M.A program: M.A Program in Patent, and M.A Program in Technology Management. The Institute plans to expand the program and establish two new tracks in the near future, namely On-Job M.A Program in IPR and Integrated Curriculum of IPR and Technology.

(1) Admission and Eligibility

Those who have obtained a degree higher than a bachelor degree from a university from or outside of Taiwan are eligible for our M.A program. A total of 15 places are available in the M.A program each year. The Institute expects to further academic research and to expand the M.A program and add another 15 places. An On-Job M.A Program in IPR is also expected to come into place.    

 

(2) About the M.A Program – objectives and characteristics

The Graduate Institute of Patent aims to differentiate itself from its counterparts. We plan to step up efforts in research and development according to the professional competencies of our faculty members. We also aim to focus on the following objectives:


(a) Integrating resources across the department, the school, and the university to offer a series of professional patent courses such as Patent Law, Trademark Act, Copyright Law, etc. The goal is to foster high-caliber professional talents equipped with tech know-how, business and management skills, as well as an understanding of law and how it could be applied to the field of technology.


(b) Developing the patent system and boosting economic development in Taiwan and around the world; using patents and inventions as an entry point to investigate and predict the development of technology to boost further industrial development


(c) Joining forces from the academia and the private sector to offer courses focusing on practice; putting in place cooperative projects; working with NTUST Intellectual Property Business Center to cultivate talents well-versed in both IPR theory and practice while boosting exchange between the academia and business sector


(d) Fostering talents in patent protection, examination and litigation and taking Taiwan’s IPR practice to the next level by cooperating with the following parties: Intellectual Property Office, Industrial Development Bureau, Intellectual Property Court, Taiwan Patent Attorney Association, Taipei Bar Association as well as other professional associations.


(3) About the Graduate Institute of Technology Management – objectives and characteristics

The Graduate Institute of Technology Management was established to serve as a platform across different departments and schools within the university. It brings together faculty members specializing in engineering and business. The Institute is expected to strengthen joint research in engineering and technology between the university and businesses to incubate management talents for the hi-tech industry. Our objectives are as follows:


(a) Technology policies and business management: fostering talents in demand by the industry to build sound management systems within the tech industry. This is delivered by focusing on hi-tech strategy management, hi-tech marketing management, technology assessment and forecast, as well as web analysis and management application.

(b) Technology and law: cultivating students’ knowledge of technology and law, IPR and technology innovation, IPR and marketing strategies, patent analysis and strategies, as well as business and anti-trust laws.


(c) Innovation and entrepreneurship management: building students’ ability to innovate and preparing students with the know-how to build new businesses. This is delivered by highlighting technology and innovation management, new business development, organizational innovation management, and innovation.

 

(4) Courses offered

M.A courses in the Graduate Institute of Patent are shown in table 3:

Table 3: M.A courses

Basic courses in Patent

Students with a background in engineering are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from below:

Administrative Procedural Act (3)

 

Administrative Procedures Law (3)

Student without a background in engineering are required to take at least 6 credit from courses below:

Physics (I and II) (6)

Chemistry (I and II) (6)

Biology (3)

Mechanics (I and II) (6)

 

Materials and Processing (3)

Introduction to CAD (3)

Manufacturing Process (Industrial Design Module) (3)

Introduction to Design (Industrial Design Module)(3)

Professional Courses (3 credits each)

Patent Law

Trademark and Copyright Law

Civil Law

Trade Secrets Act

Legal Reasoning

Drafting of Patent Specification

Guidelines for Patent Examination

Patent Application Practice

Code of Civil Procedure

English Writing on Patent-related Matters

Patent-based Technology Analysis and Strategy

Patent System and Technology Innovation

 

Patent Ruling

 

 

International Patent Examination Guidelines

Patent Seminar

Claim Interpretation of Patents

Fair Trade Act

IPR Management System and Strategy

 

Students from the Graduate Institute of Patent are required to take a minimum of 36 courses. Courses are divided into two groups: basic courses and professional courses. Basic courses are offered according to students’ professional backgrounds. Those with a background in engineering are required to take at least 6 credits in legal courses; students with a background in law or other fields are required to take at least 6 credits in engineering. Aside from the basic courses, students are required to take a minimum of 30 credits from professional courses.


Courses offered by the Graduate Institute of Technology Management are listed in Table 4:

Table 4: Courses offered by the Graduate Institute of Technology Management

Professional Courses

Category

Technology Policies and Business Management

Technology and Law

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management

Core courses

 

Technology Management Seminar (I), Technology Management Seminar (II)

 

Hi-Tech Strategy Management

Technology and Law

Technology and Innovation Management

Patent and Administrative Law

Elective courses

Technology and Operations Management

IPR and Technology Innovation

Organizational Innovation Management

Technology Analysis and Forecast

IPR and Marketing Strategies

New Business Development

Manufacturing Strategy

Patent Analysis and Strategy

Fostering Innovation and Practice

 

Hi-Tech Industry and Strategy Analysis

Business and Anti-trust Law

Innovation and IPR Management

Hi-Tech Marketing Management

Technology Transfer and Licensing

New Product and Innovative Strategies

Technology and Industrial Analysis

International Investment Law

International Business and Innovative Development

Technology Policies and National Competitiveness Analysis

Green Technology Policies and Energy Law

 

Industrial Competition and Global Technology Policy Analysis

Business Management and Corporate Governance Regulations and Practice

 

 

Research Methods

Social Science Research Methods, Social Network Analysis and Management

Students are required to take a minimum of 36 credits. Professional courses are divided into three groups: technology policies and business management, technology and law, and innovation and entrepreneurship management. Core courses are required. Students are required to take a minimum of 9 courses and 27 credits.

 

(5) Objectives


To cultivate students’ competiveness for a career in IPR.

Many options are open for students in terms of professional prospects. Our four objectives for students are as follows:  

(a) To gain thorough understanding into laws and regulations related to IPR

Building students’ understanding of IPR laws and the ability to conduct related academic research through the study of Patent Law, Trademark Act, Copyrights Law, Trade Secrets Act, which are all based on Intellectual Property Rights Law.


(b) IPR Practice and Exploring Technology Know-how:

Helping students learn the latest development in patent search technology; helping students with engineering or management background to use their prior knowledge to learn about the latest technology development and to draft analysis reports.

 

(c) To devise technology management and IPR value-added strategies

Fostering students’ understanding of IPR management to enhance the added value of increased IPR protection; cultivating students’ ability in project management. This is achieved by highlighting technology innovation and IPR, IPR management systems and business IPR attack and defense.

 

(d) To gain insight into IPR infringement assessment and litigation practice

Guiding students to gain insight into patent wars between companies, to assess infringement, to study previous cases and court rulings through studying IPR licensing contracts, Fair Trade Act, and IPR litigation.

(6) Professional Prospects/ Career Paths

Career options include IT managers, patent attorneys and IPR professionals (by becoming accredited), engineers at patent and trademark offices, or patent examiners at the Intellectual Patent Office (by passing national exams). Alternative options include patent engineers, IPR managers or patent attorneys or legal professionals specializing in boosting R&D and innovation, protecting IPR, IPR management and litigation.

 

3. Short-term plans

 

(1) To step up the recruitment of regular master’s students
  

Businesses need highly trained specialists in three general fields of intellectual property rights: engineering technology, business management, and technology law.
  

The engineering technology program fosters patent engineers, patent attorneys, and patent examiners. The program gives students the necessary foundation in science and engineering knowledge, trains them to transform the results of research and development into patents, and teaches them the basic skills to compose patent manuals and to analyze and explain the scope of patents.

 

Intellectual property rights (IPR) is at the heart of the business management program. Students will learn to systematically organize business knowledge and technology, enhance the efficiency of research and development and production. They will also learn about producing new inventions and technology, developing and promoting new technology and new products, and ensuring returns on investment.

 

The technology law program cultivates theoretical academic knowledge of intellectual property rights, leading the way in developing IPR systems and IPR-related legislation.

 

We currently admit 15 regular master’s students to each program. In order to cater to the real needs of businesses, we are expanding our fields of research and providing small-class learning in a variety of areas of engineering technology. Meanwhile, we plan to expand our technology law and business management programs, initially taking 30 students each year and expanding slowly in due course, in keeping with the needs of academic research and industrial development.

 

Below is an explanation of the engineering technology academic program and the expanded business management and technology law academic programs.

 

(a) Engineering technology

The program draws on the resources of a range of different departments within the university, focusing on mechanical engineering, biotechnology, electronics and electrical engineering, information management and engineering, chemical engineering, and design. Students also study introductory law, introduction to IPR law, patent manual writing, patent scope analysis, patent law in the US, Europe, Japan, and China, the Trade Secrets Act, international standards of patent examination, patents and the Administrative Procedure Act, and technology patent evaluation. Our goal is to turn research and development results into patents and train the patent engineers, attorneys, and examiners that businesses need.

   

(b) Technology law
    

The technology law category can be further divided into three sub-categories: internet service, cultural and creative industries, and legal research.
    

These three course types share a core of civil code, criminal code, code of civil procedure, administrative law, intellectual property law (Patent Act, Copyright Act, and Trademark Act), and the Fair Trade Act.

The internet service category places particular emphasis on information law, communications law, law relating to e-commerce, the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act.

 

The cultural and creative industries category centres on cultural resource protection law, the Copyright Act, a general introduction to film and television industries, a general introduction to the music industry, communication management, and the Copyright Collective Management Organization Act.

 

The legal research category focuses on areas including the Patent Act, comparative patent law, the Trade Secrets Act, the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act, and research into international IPR conventions.

Our courses are designed to equip students with sufficient professional legal knowledge to fit them for careers as legal staff, lawyers, or patent attorneys. This, in conjunction with their existing professional academic knowledge, will enable students to engage in legal studies research and to respond to diverse legal needs. We also place a strong emphasis on inter-collegial cooperation.

 

 

 

(c) Business management

 

The business management category comprises regular business management studies, technology management, industrial economics, international economics, introductory law, and business management and organization. These are supplemented with the General Study of Intellectual Property Law, the Fair Trade Act, intellectual property rights management systems, technology evaluation and appraisal, and other academic areas. Students will be taught how to help businesses to undertake knowledge management and to enhance the efficiency of research and development and production. They will also learn about producing new inventions and technology, developing and promoting new technology and new products, and ensuring returns on investment.

 

Our courses are designed to have international relevance. Because of the importance of international intellectual property rights for the development of the Taiwanese technology industry, we offer courses on international patents, copyright, trademark, and international law. We also plan to offer courses such as “international patent examination standards”, “patent analysis and portfolio”, “international competition law”, “international investment law”, “international business and innovation”, “patent systems and economic development”, “international industrial economics”, “industrial competition and global technology policy analysis”. It is hoped that these courses will enable students to grasp the newest developments in technology and management outside Taiwan. Because many businesses in Taiwan apply for patents in the US, subsequent licensing deals and patent infringement litigation also commonly take place outside Taiwan. Thus, we also offer courses such as “international IPR case analysis”, “international IPR licensing contracts and technology transfer”, “identification of international patent infringement”, and other related courses.

Apart from organizing advanced applied courses on patent litigation outside Taiwan, we invite lawyers from the Taiwan office of reputable US law firms and lawyers from Taiwanese firms specializing in US patent cases to offer a series of lectures on practical patent law in the US (including case studies). We give our students a comprehensive training in international intellectual property rights in order to enable them to adapt to changing requirements created by the internationalization and globalization of the technology industry.

The College of Intellectual Property Studies prides itself on its courses in patent engineering, technology management, and technology law—all with a distinctly international slant. The college intends to take an inter-college and inter-departmental approach to the design of all its courses. This will give our students a comprehensive specialist skill set and expertise in IPR, with the additional advantage of giving all of the university’s faculties in-depth knowledge on matters relating to intellectual property, within the spheres of their own specialist subjects.

  

(2) To set up an in-service master’s program

In line with the global trend towards lifelong learning, we want to supply people in full-time work with opportunities for postgraduate education. We also seek to open up cross-industry cooperation in law and other professions. Thus, we plan in the near future to set up an in-service master’s program in intellectual property rights for people in full-time work, taking in up to 15 students each year.

 

II. Academic research
Intellectual property protection is becoming ever more important in the international arena. Our college is developing IPR-related studies and technology management, with the goal of helping Taiwan to integrate internationally. By providing IPR-related research, discussion, and policy advice, we can assist government and businesses with policy decisions which impact on national industrial development. We aim to create an excellent academic environment and a platform for intellectual exchange among our staff and students and specialist scholars from all over the world. We also hope to nurture a thriving academic environment and spur on the development of IPR-related research.

 

IPR is at the heart of our faculty research. For our work in technology, we will invite related faculties to participate in interdisciplinary research in areas such as: green technology, precision mechanics, electronics and electrical engineering, and biotechnology. Our main areas of research in technology management are technology policy and business management, technology and law, innovation and entrepreneurial management. We seek to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the high-tech industrial environment, analyze the relationship between technology and law, develop integrated technology and management strategies, produce technology management specialists, and help industry to develop technology business management that brings high returns.

 

We will promote discussion between staff and students and facilitate communication among specialists and scholars by holding regular seminars and lectures. We will build up resources such as teaching staff and library books and hold regular specialist seminars to promote international academic exchanges. We also hope to supply inter- and intra-school consultation, promote the quality of IPR law and technology education, create a favorable atmosphere for academic research, and demonstrate the influence of research into legal studies and technology on practical development.
  

In order to promote research and teaching on IPR, patent engineering and technology management, our school will hold a series of seminars and conferences, carry out IPR-related research programs, collect literature on intellectual property law, and put forward proposals for improving current IPR curriculum planning. Also carrying out case studies and analysis of engineering and technology management, supplying consultation on IPR-related curricula and a forum for exchange, we will regularly publish our research findings in specialist publications.

 

To these ends, we will do the following:

Ÿ         Hold and participate in domestic and international academic conferences, engage in research into international intellectual property issues, and investigate domestic and international IPR law and technology development trends;

Ÿ         Carry out research projects on IPR-related issues, in the hope of furthering academic and industrial in-depth analysis into intellectual property;

Ÿ         Compile teaching materials and case study reports to supply suitable IPR-related teaching materials;

 

In order to develop into a world-class university and number one college of intellectual property studies, we work with the Office of International Affairs to invite distinguished international scholars to come and lecture at our school. In the long term, the objective is to build up an international research team, to step up the hiring of international teaching staff, to hire postdoctoral researchers, and recruit graduate students majoring in intellectual property. This will accelerate our school’s internationalization and raise our international status. In addition, we are actively engaging in international exchange through signing agreements with sister institutions, organizing student- and teacher-exchange programs, receiving visiting scholars, and hosting international events.
  

Once we are firmly established, we aim to devote ourselves to the dissemination of knowledge about technology and intellectual property rights, promotion of related research and publication of specialist texts. We will also create a database, promote internationalisation, and demonstrate the diverse facets of IPR and technology. This may enhance the awareness on research into intellectual-property in areas such as legal studies, technology, and industry.

 

III. Practical training
  

The Ministry of Education has encouraged technical and vocational schools to set up a “Joint Technology Innovation and Intellectual Property Operations Platform” to strengthen and extend intellectual property management both within the school and in wider society and to fully exploit the results of innovation in research and development. The College of Intellectual Property Studies, both teaching staff and students, will work in conjunction with the Intellectual Property Business Centre of NTUST, businesses, and IPR and patent offices. In this way, we will provide practical experience in technology management and IPR data search, the analysis, development, and use of trends and strategies, infringement analysis, and setting up an IPR management and exploitation system. We will also offer businesses customized research into IPR marketing, trade, evaluation, licensing, portfolio, and profit models. In this way, we will be able to help businesses establish a corporate image through technology management and patent marketing.

 

We hope to establish the “Joint Technology Innovation and Intellectual Property Operations Platform” and create an excellent environment in which students can gain hands-on experience. This will provide enterprises and research organizations with talented intellectual property specialists and give our students a fully comprehensive background in IPR management, thus improving their competitiveness in the job market.

                                                                    

IV. Practical courses and applied programs

The practical courses and applied programs we offer have the following features:

 

(a) We will work in conjunction with businesses, intellectual property offices, IPR firms, associations of patent attorneys, and specialist scholars to offer IPR-related practical courses.

 

(b) We will offer case studies in technology management and patent application, patent examination standards, patent ruling research, patent technology analysis, patent portfolio, intellectual property evaluation, identification of patent infringement, patent authorization contract, and technology transfer.

 

(c) We will conduct many kinds of research, in areas including theory and practice of project management, innovation and entrepreneurship, technology and operations management, and risk management.

 

(d) We will work with the Intellectual Property Business Centre and IPR firms and businesses to provide practical training in technology management and IPR.

 

V. Bachelor’s research and master’s theses

We are looking for theses which will delve into practical areas such as technology management, evaluation of intellectual property and technology, as well as legal argument. Allied with innovative research methods, such theses will create a multi-faceted application of technology and patents which will be of particular value to businesses.

 

For example:
practical technology management and engineering

  • Analysis of engineering patents and design-arounds
  • Technology law
  • Exploring patent practice
  • property management and patent commercialization
  • Patent measurement and analysis of industrial competitiveness
  • Intellectual property litigation