2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
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|Intellectual Property Management|
|Assumed Knowledge||Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points|
|Lectures||1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr seminar/wk|
|Assessment||Individual assessment (30%), group assignment (15%), group presentation (15%), and final exam (40%)|
|Description||Intellectual property (IP) represents the¬ property of an individual's mind, intellect, and proprietary knowledge.¬ There are a number of means of¬ protecting IP, including patents, copyright and¬ trademarks.¬ ¬ Creating IP does not necessarily mean¬ an individual own the rights to use it, as most forms require individuals to take formal steps to¬ register their IP and obtain the legal rights of ownership¬ (both in Australia¬ and internationally).¬ ¬ This unit covers aspects including the concept of IP, how to identify and¬ protect it in a local and international context, creating the¬ conditions to¬ encourage and leverage IP in a commercial context, how to manage a portfolio of¬ IP, and enforcement scenarios. The unit concentrates on how to utilise IP to¬ create, control¬ and exchange value, with particular attention paid to the¬ practice of open innovation.|