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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-ordinatorMira Stammers

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLectures / videos, readings, online discussion / problem based learning

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Technology Contracts: A handbook for Law and

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMargaret Calvert & Ian Reid



PublisherLexisNexis Butterworths


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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.
03. Critically analyses complex contractual information related to technology exploitation taking account of related risks and opportunities.
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.
05. Critique advanced approaches to protect IP rights in complex fact situations.

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