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LAWS12068 Innovation and Intellectual Property Law
Innovation and Intellectual Property Law
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General Information


This unit introduces you to the innovation ecosystem and the place of intellectual property (IP) within that ecosystem. In the first half of the unit, you will learn about Australia’s statutory IP rights, including copyright, patents, designs, and trade marks, and the associated international IP conventions and treaties. You will also consider other rights regarding confidentiality, passing off and unfair competition, and data ownership/privacy. IP is an important business asset, and in the second half of the unit, you will investigate the protection and enforcement of IP; assignment, licensing, and the business risks involved in anti-competitive licensing. You will also be introduced to some fundamental considerations in the negotiation of IP licences, including relational contracting and design thinking.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite LAWS11057 and LAWS11059 for Law students. Pre-Req of LAWS11030 and co-requisite of LAWS12076 for Business students.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

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I'd like to start by saying this has been the best course I have done so far with CQU - I am four courses out from graduating. It has to do with how involved you are with the students, the way you interact and checked in with us periodically, and the layout of the course was a breath of fresh air. Your tutorial has been so easy to attend, and one that I have actually looked forward too throughout the term. I must disagree about the suggestion with the course layout - I wouldn't change it at all, it was fantastic. The peer to peer learning was a breath of fresh air and so interesting. Thank you so much for pouring so much time and effort into the course, it really was enjoyable.


1. Remove own topic design for written assessment and revert to lecturer-set problem based work. 2. Remove the group work component. 3. To stimulate interactivity, allocate more marks to the discussion fora so that students feel adequately recompensed for the effort required each week to provide thoughtful posts.

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