World Intellectual Property Organization

Intellectual Property Management (DL-450)

This course aims to raise awareness of the principal concepts of Intellectual Property Management (IPM) and its importance as a spur to human creativity and the advancement of economic and social development. It also provides explanation on the development and implementation of an IPM strategy including the management of intellectual property (IP) in an online environment.


The course consists of eight substantive modules that address the interdisciplinary nature of IPM and a written final exam.

  • Module 1: Intellectual Property Management: Introduction and an Overview
  • Module 2: Economic Perspectives on Intellectual Property Management
  • Module 3: Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection
  • Module 4: Intellectual Property Value and Finance
  • Module 5: Intellectual Property and Commercialization
  • Module 6: On line Intellectual Property Management
  • Module 7: Strategy for Intellectual Property Management
  • Module 8:  Open Source and Development - Managing IP Flexibilities and Public Domain
  • Final Exam

Academic support is provided throughout each module by experienced tutors who are expert practitioners in the field of IP.

Final Exam and Certificate

There is a written final exam at the end of this course for which participants are required to compose written responses to a series of questions within a specified timeframe and submit their responses, via the eLearning platform, to their tutors for marking. Participants are individually contacted regarding modalities for accessing the final exam approximately one week prior to the deadline for completion of the DL-450 course.

Participants who pass the DL-450 final exam are awarded a certificate of completion for the course. 


This course targets professionals with a basic knowledge in IP or business management, responsible for generally managing and protecting various forms of IP, with an enhanced legal and business focus.   It is strongly recommended that registrants already possess knowledge of IP or have taken the General Course on IP (DL-101). Some knowledge on copyright (DL-201), patents (DL-301) and trademarks (DL-320) would be an asset.


Course basics

  • Duration - Approx. 120 hours of study time over a period of twelve weeks
  • Language - English
  • Tuition Fees

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