LAWSG187 Contemporary Aspects of Intellectual Property
|LAWSG187: CONTEMPORARY ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Matt Fisher;
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term Two|
|Who may enrol:||LLM students only|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Intellectual Property Law|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay|
|Final Assessment:||One 3,000-word essay (100%)|
This module introduces students to high-level issues that are not normally taught in standard intellectual property courses. Teaching draws directly on the teachers’ research interests. In this highly participatory course, students will be introduced to differing approaches and methodologies utilised in the study of IP and to the most pressing issues in the IP arena, with the aim of completing a piece of independent research in this cutting edge field
This course introduces students to the philosophy and economics of IP, as well as the international regime for the protection of IP. It examines the cross-cutting challenges that pervade the IP system through the lens of particular problematic areas in the field.
Other topics will vary from year to year, depending on research interests of those teaching, and topical developments, but may include
The course will draw heavily on articles by leading US academics, which are all available through Hein Online. IN relation to European law, relevant journals include the IIC, European Intellectual Property Review, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and Intellectual Property Quarterly.
There are very many relevant monographs, which include:
Edward Elgar’s Research Handbook series also contains a number of relevant titles.
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment.