MLJ719 - Intellectual Property and Policy


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For M729 (Juris Doctor) students only


Must have successfully completed 2 MLJ coded units, plus MLJ701, MLJ702, MLJ705 and MLJ711.

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities (1.5 hours) + 1.5 hour online seminar (live streamed and recording provided) per week


This unit aims to equip students with the knowledge and ability to apply, critically evaluate and effectively communicate intellectual property law, and develop a deep appreciation of major policy issues and developments in the law. Topics include: intellectual property theory, policy and organisation; copyright protection; the rights given by copyright, and how they are infringed; defences, remedies ownership and transmission of copyright; the designs registration system and its overlap with copyright; the rationales for patent protection; patentability; infringement of a patent; and trade marks law and policy, including rationales for protection, rights and infringement.

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