M2 Intellectual Property and Business Law

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  • Language(s) of instruction
    French, English

The Master 2 Intellectual Property and Business Law (M2 PIDAN) trains students to deal with current and future legal challenges linked to the growth of information technologies. It explores both the theoretical issues and the contractual, legal and technical practices of the sector to meet growing demands in the contemporary practice of national, European and international business law. Students will learn to identify legal strategies to promote “digital” and “intellectual” corporate heritage.

To this end, the seminar programme combines basic training in business law and specialised courses for intellectual property and digital law. The programme also focuses on acquiring additional interdisciplinary knowledge, for example in the digital and economic fields. Also, some courses are given in English. Depending on their career plan, students can choose to specialise either in intellectual property law or in digital law through various optional subjects and individual work.

This Master’s degree will help students develop the skills essential to professional practice and rapid recruitment. They will complete an internship and practical exercises (contract negotiation, production of writing games, participation in advocacy contests).

This Master 2 also prepares students for a PhD course by encouraging individual research (writing of a Research Master thesis) and collective research (during each seminar). The students will also learn to master research tools – in particular legal databases – and be able to participate in many scientific events.

Course Prerequisites

The programme is intended primarily for students who have acquired legal training and who demonstrate a specific interest in digital law and intellectual property law. It welcomes international students who are fluent in French. It is also open to engineering students and applicants from business or political science schools (Acquis Validations - validated credits). Selection on a case-by-case basis (including a motivation questionnaire) and interview with a panel. Procedure available on the University of Paris-Saclay website: https://apply-tc.ecp.fr

  • Understand the fundamentals.

  • Assimilate international issues.

  • Promote intangible heritage.

  • Understand the legal framework for data exploitation (AI and algorithms).

  • Carry out a professional insertion and/or research project.

  • Understand the environment of the digital economy.

Post-graduate profile

The PIDAN (Intellectual Property and Digital Business Law) study path provides "generalist" training in business law in the area of intangible heritage. This involves in-depth understanding not only of the common law applicable in this sector, as in any other, but also of the ad hoc legal rules developed to back the special law conditions that apply to the digital world. The Master's degree provides multidisciplinary training (public law, private law, informatics, information sciences) structured around four modules concerning: the flow of intangibles; the various digital business models; the regulation of these fields; and lastly, the technical and legal security of intangible assets. The aim is both to educate students in the culture of traditional intellectual property, a source of intangible value, and to make them aware of the legal issues surrounding the commodification of information and data (Big Data). International by its very nature, this Master's allows students to develop their specialisation in internet and network law, while also training them to show creativity in the use of common law tools in order to meet the daily challenges of technological developments. Such "creativity" requires alertness to both technical and legal news in the sector(s) impacted by information technologies. To follow this course, students must show a high degree of motivation, since it demands a fundamental and ongoing interest in continuously evolving laws. The programme combines the fundamental theoretical teaching – subjects that are new to most students (personal data law, security of information systems, responsibility of technical intermediaries , etc.) – with very practical teaching supervised by professionals working in the field (mock negotiations, mock disputes, mock trials and advocacy, written exercise competitions, case studies, blog posts, etc.). The programme culminates with an internship and a dissertation (not an internship report), the purpose of which is to familiarise students with the rigour required in the legal environment and to demonstrate their analytical skills and writing to potential employers. The teaching team, made up of teachers and legal professionals, boasts a great deal of expertise in this field and is recognised both academically (most of the lecturers have law PhDs) and in the active professional world. Some exercise as consultants for public institutions (Ministry of Culture, National Assembly, etc.) or professional associations. Armed with this portfolio of knowledge and experienced in putting it into action, both in a mock situation and in a real-life situation, students can swiftly respond to demand from the professional field – a sector with which they will have already made contact via the teaching team and the various opportunities for interaction arising over the course of the programme(conferences, participation in competitions, prizes, events).

Career prospects

The PIDAN Master's 2 programme responds to a twofold market demand requiring, on the one hand, specialisation in digital law and intellectual property law and on the other, a detailed knowledge of business law. Graduates can access job opportunities in the content industries: film production and distribution, audiovisual, music, video games, publishing, press, image, IT, databases, Big Data, Open source, Open Data, etc. There are also ample opportunities in the services sector: banks, digital services companies, insurance, network and telecommunications companies, communication, e-reputation, online marketing and advertising, online sales, digital archiving, technical intermediation, digital distribution platforms, IT security, etc. Beyond these opportunities in the business sector, graduates can also access a number of professions and work as lawyers, industrial property advisors, data protection officers (DPO), or even technology transfer coordinators in public institutions. Lastly, this Master 2 prepares graduates to further their studies at doctoral level. All the theses carried out over the last few years have received funding (doctoral contracts, research agreements, CIFRE).


Laboratoire de Droit des Affaires et Nouvelles Technologies.


Les grands enjeux de la propriété intellectuelle et des affaires numériques.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Propriété intellectuelle et nouvelles techniques (en anglais et en français) 5
Citoyenneté numérique : Libertés fondamentales et droit des données personnelles 5
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Localisation numérique et noms de domaines (en anglais et en français) 2
Droit du travail et Nouvelles technologies 2
Droit de la consommation 3
Cybercriminalité 3
Contrats d'affaires dans l'univers digital (B2B) 4
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Sécurité des systèmes de l'information (en anglais et en français) 2
Crytptologie et signature électronique 2
Connaissance des systèmes informatiques et des réseaux 2

Mettre en pratique les grands enjeux de la propriété intellectuelle et des affaires numériques.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Valorisation PI (contenus numériques : Open source/open data/ Communautés) 2
Responsabilité des intermédiaires techniques et droit de la presse 3
Droit de la concurrence et innovation (en anglais et en français) 3
Convergence : Droit des télécommunications, audiovisuel & communication 3
Contrats spéciaux des NTIC et de la PI (en anglais et en français) 5
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Stage + mémoire 6
Cycle de conférences 2
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
International and European IP Law 3
Informatique appliquée aux professions juridiques ou judiciaires 3
Flux financiers dématérialisés (option1/2) 3
Droit du commerce électronique 3
Digital ligitation (option 1/2) (en anglais) 3
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 12/05/2020 to 30/06/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • Motivational questionnaire.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Certificate of English level.

Additional supporting documents
Course manager(s)
Mélanie CLEMENT FONTAINE - melanie.clement-fontaine@uvsq.fr
Administrative office
Edith TINJUS - edith.tinjus@uvsq.fr