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LS5595: COMMERCIALISING INNOVATION AND LAW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 18 Aug 2020 11:55


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.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Abbe Brown

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

  • Law (LS)
  • 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

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 31, 34

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback Word Count 3000
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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