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LS5595: COMMERCIALISING INNOVATION AND LAW (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


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 and (focussing on natural resources), communications 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 and exam.

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
  • Dr Abbe Brown

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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?

None.

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

26 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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