Explores contemporary topics of interest, debate and policy development within intellectual property law, with a focus on the core IP rights such as copyright and patents. The unit will also canvass issues of practical and commercial application that resonate with these core IP rights, and consider wider implications.
Topic 1: Copyright and related rights
Topic 2: Patents
Topic 3: Rights of attribution (trade marks, passing off, geographical indications)
Topic 4: IP transactions
Topic 5: Franchising and IP
Topic 6: Emerging issues in IP
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||analyse the principles and concepts of core intellectual property rights||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply intellectual property principles to transactional contexts||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||interpret and critique emerging trends in intellectual property law||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|4||integrate and solve IP issues and reflect on their implication(s)||Knowledge of a discipline|
Study Period 5
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
SCU Online (intensive)
|Structured online learning|
|Exam: take home||40%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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