Examines copyright, patents, trade-marks and industrial designs, with the aim of fostering a thorough understanding of the various systems and legal principles which underpin the protection of intellectual property. Cultivates an appreciation of the complex, challenging and often controversial issues, such as the ethical dilemmas posed by the patenting of new life forms. Encourages an understanding of the increasingly important role played by international conventions and agreements, in the protection of intellectual property in markets overseas.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||evaluate and apply legal principles relevant to the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, patents, trademarks including domain names, designs and common law actions such as confidential information and passing off.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.||Intellectual rigour|
|3||analyse the contemporary significance, distinct nature and function of intellectual property in the digital age.||Intellectual rigour|
|4||critically evaluate the interface and potential linkage between intellectual property and (a) the principles and concepts of protection of the cultural environment; and (b) public policy.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||research, identify and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social and political dimensions of intellectual property protection, such as the scope of digital copyright and the ethical dilemmas posed by the patenting of transgenic inventions.||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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