units

LAW5388

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2015 (On-campus split block of classes)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7433

Quota applies

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

Synopsis

This unit is intended to provide sufficient knowledge about patent law, and intellectual property in general, for non-lawyers who seek involvement in the commercialisation of research. The unit will consider the essential requirements for identifying and protecting research outcomes in the form of patentable inventions that are to be exploited commercially. The unit is directed particularly to those who work with researchers in a university or other collaborative research intensive environment to design a project for commercialising an aspect of their research.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to the protection and commercialisation of patentable inventions with creativity and initiative to new situations, especially those that arise in universities or other research intensive environments;
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories that arise in connection with patenting and commercializing inventions;
  • Conduct research on contemporary patent law issues arising in connection with commercializing research based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods; and
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to patenting inventions for commercialization.

Assessment

Two take-home research assignments (1500 words each): 20% each
One take-home problem-based assignment (4500 words): 60%

Workload requirements

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

Chief examiner(s)

Prohibitions

LAW5321 Patents for inventions