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LS5595: COMMERCIALISING INNOVATION AND LAW (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Students will explore the diversity of laws and practices relevant to commercialising innovation. We will consider patents, trade secrets, copyright and database rights, new business models, competition, natural resources and activities in developing areas. Visiting speakers from practice and industry are regularly invited. In the first session, students develop an innovative idea, as a base for discussion in each session. Seminars involve individual and group work, and the preparation of posters. Assessment is by essay, exam and individual oral presentation.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Prof Abbe Brown

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • Master of Laws in International Law and Strategic Studies (Studied)
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (Studied)
  • Master of Laws in International Law and International Relations (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To explore legal principles relevant to commercialising innovation, with regard also to commercial and social factors; particular focus will be placed on intellectual property, laws relevant to information control, licensing and litigation, European and international restrictions and requirements regarding intellectual property, and to new business models.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

60% 2 hour exam, 30% essay of 3000 words, 10% oral presentation

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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