This course examines key aspects of international and Australian intellectual property law. Topics will include copyright, patents, trade marks, designs, geographical indications and other related rights. The course also examines how intellectual property law balances interests (e.g. creativity, innovation, technological development, access, use), and current issues and emerging debates in intellectual property such as traditional knowledge, cultural heritage, food security and access to genetic resources.
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Demonstrate advanced learning, understanding and critical thinking in intellectual property.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Identify legal issues, apply legal reasoning and reach arguable conclusions in response to a broad range of events that reflect real life scenarios.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Work independently showing initiative and critical judgement.||Empowered|
|4||Clearly and coherently communicate research to others.||Empowered|
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96 units and enrolled in any Law, Business or Creative Industries Program
This course assumes knowledge of principles of law including the role of common law, legislation and precedent. It also assumes a general knowledge of international law and how it influences domestic law.
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
On day 5 of the intensive, the presentation and research essay will be discussed and reviewed by your peers. In addition, there is a low weighted (10%) quiz due at the end of week 1.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
60-minutes (15 questions)
|Week 1||Online Test (Quiz)|
15-minute oral presentation, to be recorded and submitted online.
|Week 2||Online Submission|
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Intellectual Property Quiz|
To demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of key intellectual property legal principles and concepts.
15-question multiple choice quiz.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Oral Presentation|
To communicate your understanding of an area of intellectual property law.
This is an oral presentation which will be done individually. It is to be recorded and submitted via Blackboard. Examples may include a video or narrated PowerPoint presentation. The topics will be provided during the intensive week. You are also required to use technology to record and assist your presentation. Further information on how to structure and deliver your presentation will be provided in class and on Blackboard.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Research Essay|
The goal of the Research Essay is to present clear and coherent knowledge of an area of intellectual property law. During the intensive session you will be given a topic. You are expected to present a reasoned and substantiated argument that critically analyses and consolidates legal knowledge and ideas in the area of intellectual property law. In doing so you will exhibit significance and originality of content and argument.
This is an individual assignment, 2,500 words.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below as they are required: Australian IP Law Open Textbook, available at https://wikijuris.net/ausip/home
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