LLM537 Innovation Law

Updated: 21 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in JD or LLM or SJD prior to 2015; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - Australian); or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule a or b - non-Australian) and LLM533; or candidature in LLM from 2015 (rule c) and 48cp including LLM533
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM637
Notes None
Combined Units None
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.
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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 specialist knowledge of the nature and scope of the current national and international legislation related to innovation;
  2. critically analyse, synthesise, and evaluate the effectiveness of the current domestic law governing innovation; engage in interdisciplinary research and discourse on the theoretical underpinnings of innovation law, and the policy directions that determine the regulation and legal outcomes in the area;
  3. exercise cognitive skills to identify legal issues from a set of hypothetical facts relating to a dispute relating to innovation; employ the skills of legal research, reasoning and argument and apply the applicable knowledge to determine the obligations of those involved in the dispute; and
  4. use well-developed and autonomous judgement to produce clear and coherent written communications that are based upon analysis, synthesis, and the application of professional judgement, to advise interested parties about issues related to innovations.