Intellectual Property Management (IBUS6014)

UNIT OF STUDY

Intellectual property (IP) represents the property of your mind, intellect, and proprietary knowledge. There are a number of means of protecting your IP, including patents, copyright and trademarks.  Creating IP does not necessarily mean you own the rights to use it, as most forms require you to take formal steps to register your IP and obtain the legal rights of ownership (both in Australia and internationally).  This unit of study will cover 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. 

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 2hr lecture and 1x 1hr seminar/wk

Assessment

Individual assessment (30%), group assignment (15%), group presentation (15%), and final exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

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