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LAW7221 - Technology contracts and licensing law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Ms Gina Faba


City Winter semester 2007 (On-campus)


This unit examines the particular legal issues and problems that arise with respect to the preparation and negotiation of contracts dealing with the licensing of technology and intellectual property. It will provide an overview of the basics of contract law. Students will then consider the specific legal principles that apply to the licensing of various forms of intellectual property.


The key provisions to be included in licensing contracts
will be discussed, as will issues of risk management,
dispute resolution and implications of different
commercialisation structures. Another key focus of
the unit will be effective negotiation tactics, techniques
and skills.


Licence drafting and negotiation exercise: 30%
Take home examination (5,250 words): 70%