Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 100-126 hours (non-contact time is estimated at two to three hours per week during the teaching period and 40-60 hours in total during the non-teaching periods).
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Contracts; Obligations; Property or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Copyright, patent and allied rights are legal rights which attach to intangible subject matter (such as creative works, industrial advances or secrets) and, reflecting their increased commercial significance, are fertile growth areas in private law. The subject commences by allowing students to situate these rights within the system of private law and to analyse them within a framework of economic and social policy. From this foundation the subject allows students to develop an understanding of the legal fundamentals of the rights examined. Those fundamentals are: subject matter protected by copyright; requirements for copyright protection; ownership and duration of copyright; direct and indirect infringement of copyright; exceptions and limitations to the exclusive rights of the copyright owner; protection of design; protection of confidential information; inherently patentable subject matter; construction of patent claims; the requirements of patentability; ownership and duration of patent rights; transfer and exploitation of patent rights; and infringement of patents and defences to patent infringement.
A student who completes Copyright, Patent and Allied Rights should:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of Copyright, Patent and Allied Rights, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, and more specific to the discipline of law, students should be able to:
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