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Unit of Study LAW10167 - International Intellectual Property Law and Public Policy (2015)

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  • Pre-requisites

      96 credit points in any SCU units

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Recognise the contemporary significance, distinct nature and functions of intellectual property in the global economy.
2 Explain the evolution of the international intellectual property system, and its relationship to national systems.
3 Describe the basic structure, institutions, principles and sources of international intellectual property law and the fundamental legal principles concerned in the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, related rights, patents, trade marks in particular.
4 Evaluate the impact of the WTO-TRIPs Agreement on both industrialized and emerging economies, and of the settlement of intellectual property disputes within the World Trade Organization (WTO).
5 Assess the operation of, and interrelationship between the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding intellectual property and evaluate the latest activities of WIPO.
6 Identify, discuss and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social and political dimensions of international intellectual property protection, in particular the debate about the scope of property rights in information, human rights in this respect, discussions at Doha and, recently, within WIPO.
7 Develop research, writing and advocacy skills in international intellectual property law.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Recognise the contemporary significance, distinct nature and functions of intellectual property in the global economy.
    • GA4:
  2. Explain the evolution of the international intellectual property system, and its relationship to national systems.
    • GA4:
  3. Describe the basic structure, institutions, principles and sources of international intellectual property law and the fundamental legal principles concerned in the protection of intellectual property as they pertain to copyright, related rights, patents, trade marks in particular.
    • GA4:
  4. Evaluate the impact of the WTO-TRIPs Agreement on both industrialized and emerging economies, and of the settlement of intellectual property disputes within the World Trade Organization (WTO).
    • GA4:
  5. Assess the operation of, and interrelationship between the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization regarding intellectual property and evaluate the latest activities of WIPO.
    • GA4:
  6. Identify, discuss and explore hypotheses for accommodating the economic, social and political dimensions of international intellectual property protection, in particular the debate about the scope of property rights in information, human rights in this respect, discussions at Doha and, recently, within WIPO.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  7. Develop research, writing and advocacy skills in international intellectual property law.
    • GA4:
    • GA6: