Develops students’ understanding of the principles and practice of Intellectual Property management and commercialisation in an organisational setting. The unit is intended for higher degree students and researchers who are working in projects which may lead to a commercial outcome, and/or people working in technically oriented organisations or businesses. Students will be taken through the steps involved in managing and commercialising a piece of Intellectual Property of their choice, from establishing the novelty of a ‘smart idea’ through to writing a business plan for its commercialisation. Student will need Internet access and are encouraged to work with material from their own relevant fields.
Unit contentModule 1: Intellectual Property management
Topic 1 Defining the scope and substance of Intellectual Property (IP)
Topic 2 Managing IP
Topic 3 Establishing the novelty of IP claims
Module 2: Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
Topic 4 Assessing the commercial viability of IP
Topic 5 Protecting and valuing IP
Topic 6 Choosing a commercial path – licensing IP
Topic 7 Choosing a commercial path – spin-off companies
Topic 8 Producing a business plan for commercialisation of 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||demonstrate knowledge of the principles of Intellectual Property (IP)||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|2||establish the novelty and utility of potential IP claims in a research or business endeavour through critical analysis and assessment of patent and company databases||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||identify and apply the principles of IP management to protect IP claims||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|4||assess the commercial viability of developed IP||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||produce a realistic business plan for the commercialisation of IP||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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