LUISS Business School welcomed the international students for the Specialised Course in IP Management and Valuation, the programme offered jointly with the Italian Patent and Trademark Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, through the WIPO Academy). The teaching plan covering courses on: Industrial and IP Law, International IP Granting Procedure, Innovation Management, IP at University, IP-enabled Business Models, IP Data Analysis, Emergent Issues in IP and Business and IP Valuation.

As pointed out by the Dr Loredana Gulino – General Director of the Italian Patent and Trademark Office – “this course is a training opportunity that bears witness to Italy’s constant commitment to foster a constructive international dialogue in the field of intellectual property. Considering that products and technologies employing intensive use of Intellectual Property Rights represent an important component of the “Made in Italy” compartment and of Italian excellence, this course also represents an opportunity to increase partnerships with target countries within the whole framework of international counterfeiting and piracy struggles, which have a negative impact on the socio-economic interests of our country. I take this opportunity to thank our partners, LUISS Business School and WIPO Academy, for having immediately believed and invested in the organization of this initiative, as active players along with the Ministry of Economic Development. When the idea of this course arose, we were wondering if such an innovative approach could have an actual response. Today I am pleased to report that the interest has been above all expectations. Indeed, the very high number of applications received, well above the limited places available, confirms that, in a digital economy based on knowledge and innovation, intellectual property is internationally recognized as an increasingly prominent issue for civil society, consumers and businesses”.