LAWS6969 – Principles of Patent Law
- Patents are intended to encourage and reward innovation and they provide a powerful commercial monopoly that many businesses have successfully leveraged.
- Australian courts have built up a significant body of case law relating to patent disputes. This unit of study will provide students with an overview of patent law and its place in commerce today.
An overview of the origins of patent law; the patent application process; the legal criteria for obtaining a valid patent; the principles that govern patent infringement; remedies and the law relating to commercialisation of patents.
Semester 2 2013
Wednesday Evenings, 6-8pm
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x Problem-Based Assignment (30%)
- 1 x Take-Home Exam (70%)
Undergraduate law degree
Students who have previously completed LAWS3423 Copyright, Design and Patents or undergraduate/postgraduate unit in patent law
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.