SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(IPM), First Year Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(IPM), Second Year
Course NameLegal Aspects of Digital Innovation
InstructorCHENG WAN-CHIUNG
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

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Class



Topic



Subject Matter



Week 1



FinTech (1)



Disrupting FinTech Law: An Introduction



Week 2



National Holiday



No Class



Week 3



FinTech (2)



Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Finance: SEC, Money-Laundry and Tax-Evasion Issues



Week 4



FinTech (3)



Mobile Payment and Banking Laws: International Best Practice



Week 5



Sharing Economy (1)



Sharing Economy Landscape



Week 6



Sharing Economy (2)



Viral Marketing, Reputation and the Control of Legal Risks



Week 7



National Holiday



No Class



Week 8



Sharing Economy (3)



Neo-Liberalism and Employment Laws



Week 9



Mid-semester Progress Report



Week 10



FinTech (4)



Digital Currency: “Bitcoinization” of Central Banks and National Monetary Policy



Week 11



FinTech (5)



Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property Laws



Week 12



Self-Directed Learning (W1)



No Class (Time reserved for final semester project preparation. Milestone(1) required.)



Week 13



Sharing Economy (4)



Occupational Licenses: “Uberizing” Your Medical Doctors and Lawyers?



Week 14



Sharing Economy (5)



Private Solutions for De-Regulation Proposals:example of Insurance 2.0



Week 15



Invited Talk



Week 16



Self-Directed Learning (W2)



No Class (Time reserved for final semester project preparation. Milestone(2) required.)



Week 17



Final Proect Presentation (1)



Week 18



Fina Project Presentation (2)




                             


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Evaluation



1. COURSE PROJECT (60%)



A major part of this Master Class is working on and delivering projects. These can take one of two forms, chosen by the student.




  1. Term Paper: Students will work in teams to examine a go-going start-up project, and will have to conduct 2-3 in-depth interviews to carefully study this venture.  As such, students will have a unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience working with distinguished investment firms, apply class lessons and takeaways, and have an inside view on how deals are sourced and/or executed.

  2. Entrepreneurial Venture: Students choosing this form will work on their own start-up / entrepreneurial venture in the area of FinTech / Financial Services. This venture can either be something that has already begun development or else a well-thought out idea that students wish to pursue in depth in order to examine viability. The project for these teams will consist of a write-up of progress made on the venture during the semester, the underlying economics of the venture, and an in-depth industry analysis. When feasible, we will pair these teams with advisors from FinTech or sharing economy start-ups and VC firms, who will guide students on their venture and background research.




  1. Project grading and deliverables:



Mid-semester progress report: By mid-semester, student teams are required to submit a 1-2 page report describing progress on their project and team dynamics. (20%)



Group presentation: Student groups will present their findings and conclusions in a 15-minute presentation (based on a prepared PowerPoint deck) to faculty. (40%)



Note: Electronic versions of the PowerPoint should be delivered via course website one week before the presentation.



2. Class Participation / Cases (40%)


Textbook & Reference

There is no textbook for this course.  Relevant materials (articles, cases, class notes, news articles) as mandatory readings will be distributed in advance with TA’s assistance.


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