units

LAW5339

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

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

Offered

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester 3 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7221

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

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • apply knowledge and understanding of licensing and other technology contracts with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice;

o Key provisions to be included in licensing contracts;

o Risk management, dispute resolution and implications of different commercialization structures; and

o Effective negotiation tactics.

  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to technology contracts and licensing law;
  • conduct research into technology contracts and licensing law based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods; and
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to technology contracts and licensing law.

Assessment

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

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.

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