LW5005: Intellectual Property Law

LW5005: Intellectual Property Law

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Intellectual Property Law
Module Code LW5005
Module Tutor Jonathan Cooper
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

This examines the law and practice relating to intellectual property rights.

Indicative Syllabus

The nature of intellectual property rights and the law which governs their existence and exercise, including patents, confidentiality, copyright, trade marks, passing off, registered design and design right.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of those aspects of intellectual property law identified in the indicative syllabus above;

2. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the policy considerations which shape intellectual property law;

3. demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of proposed areas of law reform in the relevant areas;

4. analyse problems in the areas of intellectual property studied, apply the legal principles studied to these problems and present well supported conclusions, both orally and in writing;

5. read and study primary and secondary sources of intellectual property law, with limited staff guidance;

6. identify sources for research and establish a strategy for research using standard and electronic research tools.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Assignment: Individual: 2500 words
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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