Jr Sem: IP, Innovation & Society

Singapore has been ranked the “most innovative” country in Asia by various international agencies. In this context, this module introduces students to issues related to intellectual property rights (IPR): the desirability and fairness of IP laws; and the impact of the IP regime on creativity, the economy and society. This module explores the extent to which IPRs promote creativity and innovation in Singapore, but also discusses potential areas of conflict with other public interests.

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