University of Technology Sydney

76056 Intellectual Property Commercialisation Overview

Requisite(s): ( 70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law OR ((94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04236 Juris Doctor OR 142 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04250 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04363 Juris Doctor Master of Intellectual Property OR 94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04364 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Trade Mark Law and Practice) AND 70106c Principles of Public International Law AND 70107c Principles of Company Law) OR (94 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C04320 Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate Professional Legal Practice AND 70106 Principles of Public International Law))
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Anti-requisite(s): 78188 Intellectual Property Commercialisation AND 79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation


This subject address issues related to the commercialisation of intellectual property (IP) rights as a business asset for new enterprises, or as a source of income for existing enterprises. Commercialisation is the process of bringing IP to the market in order to be exploited. This subject provides a comprehensive overview of legal, business and economic issues that are relevant to the commercialising and licensing of intellectual property (IP) rights in both domestic and global contexts. The scope is interdisciplinary, exploring the business and economic aspects of IP licensing and investment in IP development in the context of a detailed legal framework for IP licensing and investment. It includes consideration of relevant IP laws, competition law, compulsory and voluntary licensing, contract and consumer laws, and selected issues in international practice. The subject involves practical skills training in drafting and negotiating licenses as well as practice-focused exercises that give students a better sense of the deal-making process in licensing transactions both in Australia and abroad.

The subject is in three parts. Part I explores the connection between IP and economic development, and provides a comprehensive survey of major IP laws, such as copyright, patent, confidential information, trademark, and domain name. Part II addresses potential business structures for commercialising IP and specific laws related to IP commercialisation, such as the enforcement of completion law, contract law and consumer law in the IP area. Part III involves practice or skills training in negotiating and drafting licenses and getting a 'sense of the deal' in licensing transactions.

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