units

LAW7465

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Full year 2013 (Day)

Notes

Synopsis

This unit is designed to meet the requirements of the Professional Standards Board for Trade Marks and Patent Attorneys in relation to Drafting Patent Specifications (Topic Group G). It is designed to provide students with a level of knowledge and understanding so that they can draft a specification to accompany a provisional application, a standard complete application, an international application or an innovation patent application including a set of claims that satisfactorily protects a client's interests in an invention.

Outcomes

  1. Have an enhanced appreciation of and an ability to obtain relevant information about an invention from a client, and from that, given the prior art, draft a specification to accompany a provisional application, a standard complete application, an international application or an innovation patent application including a set of claims that satisfactorily protects a client's interests in the invention.
  2. Exhibit a sound understanding of the principles of drafting a patent specification.
  3. Meet the requirements of the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys in relation to Drafting Patent Specifications (Topic group G).

Assessment

Take-home drafting exercise: 20%
Three take-home drafting exercises: 10% each
Take-home examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

40 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

Prerequisites

LAW7119 Patents for Inventions or equivalent