2014 Unit of Study

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Intellectual Property Management
UoS Code IBUS6014
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Additional Information
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 theproperty of your mind, intellect, and proprietary knowledge.There are a number of means ofprotecting your IP, including patents, copyright andtrademarks.Creating IP does not necessarily meanyou own the rights to use it, as most forms require you to take formal steps toregister your IP and obtain the legal rights of ownership(both in Australiaand internationally).This unit ofstudy will cover aspects including the concept of IP, how to identify andprotect it in a local and international context, creating theconditions toencourage and leverage IP in a commercial context, how to manage a portfolio ofIP, and enforcement scenarios. The unit concentrates on how to utilise IP tocreate, controland exchange value, with particular attention paid to thepractice of open innovation.