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Unit of Study LAWS3009 Intellectual Property (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

analyse the purpose, nature and function of intellectual property rights in Australia, in both their intranational and international contexts

evaluate and apply legal doctrines and principles relevant to the protection of intellectual property rights

critically evaluate the role of economic factors, including competition theory and the power of vested corporate and state interests, in determining the nature and scope of contemporary intellectual property rights

research, identify and evaluate important public policy issues arising from contested areas of intellectual property protection, such as the patenting of genetic materials and the commercialisation of traditional cultural expressions and medicines.

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