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QLLM334 Licensing Intellectual Property (Sem 1)

Module description

The module will begin with an introduction to the basic principles of intellectual property, contract and competition law as they relate to licensing transactions. The body of the module will be concerned with the character, structure and drafting of licensing agreements for the major forms of intellectual property to include patent, trade mark and copyright licensing. The module will examine in light of statute and case law, the key terms common to such licensing agreements including: ownership; grant of intellectual property; territorial exclusivity; invention improvement; sublicensing; royalties; warranties; indemnities and dispute resolution.

Prerequisites

None

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written exam

Credits

22.5 Credits

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