PrF INTPA01 Intellectual Property Law
Name in Czech: Intellectual Property Law
doctoral full-time
Included in the programme: PrF INTPA_ Intellectual Property Law

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The state exam consists of a defence of doctoral thesis and an oral exam. The defence is conducted in front of permanent or ad hoc committee. At defence, student is expected to explain the object of his or her research and summarize conclusions of the thesis. In following discussion, student is expected to react to submitted reviews and questions of the members of the committee. Regular timeframe of defence is approx. 60 min.
Oral exam is conducted in front of permanent or ad hoc committee. Student is expected to answer, without prior preparation, questions asked by members of the committee. The scope of question is limited to the following areas:
I. Philosophical Foundations of Intellectual Property
II. International Treaties and Intellectual Property
III. European Intellectual Property Law
IV. Copyright and Related Rights
V. Protection of Software, Database Protection
V. Patents and Utility Models
VI. Designs
VII. Trademarks
VIII. Designations of Origin, Geographical Indications
IX. Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition
X. Competition Law and the Intellectual Property
XI. Contract Law and Intellectual Property
XII. International Private Law and Intellectual Property

Requirements of the study

The individual curriculum is compiled primarily with regard to the dissertation topic. To answer this call, the course DAI3DT03 Doctoral Thesis Project III, which is fulfilled by the defence of the current procedure of preparation of the dissertation, consisting mainly of the defence of the research question, relevant choice of methodology and orientation in relevant literature, is a part of compulsory courses.
During studies, the student enrolls in courses that belong to three sections: Research Module, Thesis Module and Intellectual Property Law Module.
The supervisor sets the student a specific way of completing the courses associated with presentations at conferences or with publications in her/his individual curriculum. After discussion, the supervisor specifies at which conference the student will present her/his contribution and her/his thematic focus - always so that the topic is related to the topic of the dissertation. Presentations at conferences are related to the course assessments (DAI2DT02 Doctoral Thesis Project II and DAI5DT02 Doctoral Thesis II). Furthermore, the supervisor determines which papers focused on what topic will be submitted for publication (the publication of research papers is part of the evaluation of DAI4DT01 Doctoral Thesis I and DAI6DT03 Doctoral Thesis III courses) and to what professional journals (or other publication media). These publications (presentations at a professional conference and publication of a research paper) are intended to meet the condition foreseen by Article 30 para. 4) let. c) point 2 of the Study and Examination Regulation.
In accordance with Government Decree No. 274/2016 Coll. the student will be required to engage in internationalization activities. For this purpose, the course of foreign practice (DAI3II01 International Internship) is to be enrolled in the second or third year of studies. Completion of this course is conditioned
(a) by studying abroad (at a foreign scientific, academic or research institution of at least one month's duration), or
b) by bringing proof of participation in an international research project with results published or presented abroad.
The supervisor sets out the extent of study abroad according to letter a) in the individual curriculum after discussion with the student. The supervisor also approves of a foreign institution choice.
The supervisor sets a binding procedure, including specific evaluation criteria, for the preparation of the dissertation in the individual curriculum (Thesis Module courses).
During her/his studies, the student has to complete all the courses marked as compulsory (typically these are the courses monitoring the process of the dissertation thesis preparations and the courses focused on methodology and consisting of the courses of the profiling basis, including basic theoretical subjects of the profiling basis).
Students of the Doctoral Study Program "Intellectual Property Law" will not directly participate in teaching the bachelor or master study programs. The supervisor may, however, determine such participation on the pedagogical work within the individual curriculum, should it be in accordance with the dissertation focus.
The individual curriculum will include the preparation of dissertation thesis theses, if the Doctoral Board specifies thusly.
The supervisor may also specify within the individual curriculum on which specifics the student is to be focused on during the Research Module courses or, where appropriate, with what practical outputs these courses will be connected with.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

The suggested theses topics include:
- Overlapping Intellectual Property Rights
- Information, Data and Intellectual Property
- Software Patents
- Artificial Creativity
- Limits of Intellectual Property Protection
- Informational Semicommons
- Technical Standards
- Propertization of Intellectual Property
- Unified Patent Court

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
PrF:DA1RM01Research Methodology T. Sobekz 0/0/06 1Z
PrF:DA2LRM01Legal Research Methodology I R. Zbíralz 0/0/06 2Z
PrF:DA3LRM02Legal Research Methodology II D. Kosařz 0/0/06 3Z
PrF:DA4LIR01Legal Issues in Research R. Polčákz 0/0/06 4Z
PrF:DA5RS01Research Skills I - Academic Project Management R. Zbíralz 0/0/06 5Z
PrF:DA6RS02Research Skills II R. Polčákz 0/0/06 6Z
PrF:DAI1CL01Copyright Law I M. Myškak 0/0/07 1P
PrF:DAI1DT01Doctoral Thesis Project I P. Koukalk 0/0/012 1P
PrF:DAI2CL02Copyright Law II M. Myškak 0/0/07 2P
PrF:DAI2DT02Doctoral Thesis Project II P. Koukalk 0/0/012 2P
PrF:DAI3DT03Doctoral Thesis Project III P. Koukalk 0/0/025 3P
PrF:DAI3II01Internationalization Activities M. Myškak 0/0/012 3P
PrF:DAI3IP01Industrial Property Law I P. Koukalk 0/0/07 3P
PrF:DAI4DT01Doctoral Thesis I P. Koukalk 0/0/017 4P
PrF:DAI4IP02Industrial Property Law II P. Koukalk 0/0/07 4P
PrF:DAI5DT02Doctoral Thesis II P. Koukalk 0/0/017 5P
PrF:DAI5IP03Industrial Property Law III P. Koukalk 0/0/07 5P
PrF:DAI6DT03Doctoral Thesis III P. Koukalk 0/0/017 6P
PrF:DAI6SI01Specific Intellectual Property Law Issues M. Myškak 0/0/07 6P
PrF:DAI7DT04Doctoral Thesis IV P. Koukalk 0/0/025 7P
PrF:DAI8DT05Doctoral Thesis V P. Koukalk 0/0/025 8P
240 credits