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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2011


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%