LAW337 Innovation Law

Updated: 20 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 36cp in Law including LS100 or LAW100
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM637 or LLM537
Notes None
Combined Units LLM537 - Innovation Law
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

Much of domestic law that relates to innovation flows from obligations undertaken under international treaties. These treaties have increasingly come to influence the structure and enforcement of domestic law, in addition to trading that involves creations of the intellect. This unit examines the impact on domestic law related to innovation, its promotion and protection, from the main intellectual property treaties, and the recent trend to greater harmonisation of intellectual property rights internationally. The unit studies the perceived advantages and disadvantages of these treaties' initiatives to developed and developing states, and presents alternative approaches from a global perspective.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the current national and international legislation related to innovation;
  2. critically review and analyse the effectiveness of domestic law governing innovation including theoretical underpinnings, policy directions, regulation and legal outcomes in this area;
  3. identifying legal issues associated with fact based scenarios and demonstrate an ability to employ the skills of legal research and the application of the legal principles governing the use of the innovation law to resolve complex issues; and
  4. demonstrate a well-developed ability to present clear, coherent and well-reasoned and persuasive legal arguments as solutions to complex innovation law issues.