units

LAW7221

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2014 (On-campus block of classes)

Notes

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

This unit examines the particular legal issues and problems that arise with respect to the preparation and negotiation of contracts dealing with the licensing of technology and intellectual property. It will provide an overview of the basics of contract law. Students will then consider the specific legal principles that apply to the licensing of various forms of intellectual property.

Outcomes

The key provisions to be included in licensing contracts will be discussed, as will issues of risk management, dispute resolution and implications of different commercialisation structures. Another key focus of the unit will be effective negotiation tactics, techniques and skills.

Assessment

Licence drafting and negotiation exercise: 30%
Take-home examination (5,250 words): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements). Students will be expected to do reading set for class, and to undertake additional research and reading applicable to a 6 credit point unit.