Intellectual property and ethics

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Learning Outcomes

Students should gain familiarity with the following elements of business information literacy and specific information resources.

Information Literacy:

  • Discuss issues of business ethics
  • Understand the concepts of intellectual property; specifically copyright, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets.

Resources: [Merck Code of Conduct] [Eli Lilly Redbook] [Non-disclosure Agreement] [United States Patent & Trademark Office] [Top 5 Intellectual Property Disputes]


Students are grouped in teams of 4-6 students. They are representing a discussion group of company employees

Preliminary Discussion

An important facet of business information literacy is the understanding of intellectual property issues.

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Wrap Up

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