law5cct commercialisation of technology



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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject will explore technology related contracts that enable the commercialisation and protection of intellectual property rights. An introduction is provided to intellectual property rights, establishing legal and equitable ownership and exploiting ownership through assignment and licensing. Contract interpretation is explored including expressed and implied terms and the role of conditions and warranties. Issues commonly covered in technology contracts will be considered, such as, supply of goods and/or services, distribution rights, performance targets, research and development, options and rights of first refusal, exclusivity/non-exclusivity and territorial limitations on licenses, payments and royalties, contract

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or SMCYL or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTechnology Contracts: A handbook for Law andPrescribedMargaret Calvert & Ian ReidLexisNexis Butterworths
ReadingsStudents will be provided with a range of resourceRecommendedNAVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect on and synthesise complex information and evaluate the rights and interests involved in the exploitation of technology based intellectual property.

Lectures / videos, readings, online discussion

02. Compare contractual clauses defining or limiting complex rights related to the exploitation of technology and transmit this knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Lectures / videos, readings, online discussion / problem based learning

03. Critically analyses complex contractual information related to technology exploitation taking account of related risks and opportunities.

Lectures / videos, readings, briefing paper

04. Produce high level outlines of key issues to be resolved in complex fact situations and be able to argue a negotiating position by interpreting and transmitting this knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Lectures / videos, readings, briefing paper

05. Critique advanced approaches to protect IP rights in complex fact situations.

Lectures / videos, readings, online discussion

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