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Principles of Patent Law



27 May 2011

This new second semester unit will be delivered at the Law School's CBD campus on Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm, commencing Wednesday, 27 July 2011.

Principles of Patent Law provides an overview of the origins of patent law and its place in commerce today.

Patents are intended to encourage and reward innovation and they provide a powerful commercial monopoly that many businesses have successfully leveraged.

Topics covered include:

  • 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

The unit will be taught by Mr John Lee of Griffith Hack.

John has many years experience dealing with all aspects of intellectual property law.
In addition to being a lawyer, John is a registered patent attorney and has a very thorough understanding of the fundamentals of patent law which he has used to conduct patent litigation relating to a wide range of technologies including biotechnology, resources, IT, business methods and manufacturing.

John also has extensive experience in undertaking trade mark enforcement and litigation in respect of brands in the entertainment, financial services and FMCG fields.
John also has considerable experience in the commercialisation of IP assets including assisting clients in establishing and implementing IP strategies to identify, capture and leverage their IP including structuring, drafting and negotiating IP licensing and commercialisation arrangements.

The unit is available to study through the following Sydney Law School degree programmes:

Candidates can also enrol in this subject on a Legal Professional Development (LPD), Single Unit Enrolment, Non-Degree or Cross-Institutional basis.

The St. James Campus is Sydney Law School's Sydney Central Business District (CBD) campus.

Affectionately referred to as the 'Old Law School', it is located at 173-175 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000.


Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

Email: 372706144c1f5a100b2002040e2e2377124d5c1a32346c3f37167f1631