University of Technology Sydney

79006 Intellectual Property Commercialisation

Requisite(s): 70110 Introduction to Law
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 76056 Intellectual Property Commercialisation Overview AND 78188 Intellectual Property Commercialisation AND 78189 Intellectual Property Commercialisation


Intellectual property (‘IP’) law is an important driver of innovation in fields such as the creative industries, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and any industries involving new technologies. Nowadays, IP touches almost every aspect of commercial enterprise. This subject introduces students to the core principles of IP law and explores the commercialisation of IP as a business asset for new businesses or as a source of income for existing enterprises. Students explore copyright, designs, patents and trade marks in detail, with additional coverage of passing off, plant breeders’ rights and confidentiality. The commercial risks and opportunities associated with IP and the legal aspects of managing IP and innovation in the marketplace are also examined.

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