LAWS5211 Intellectual Property and China's Innovation-based Economy

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
This is a compulsory unit in the Graduate Diploma in Chinese Business Law (20390). It covers not only intellectual property law, which is a major focus of China today, but also a new and crucial dimension of it—China's booming innovation-based economy. It aims to prepare students for China's major economic driving force in the near future—the innovation-based economy.

The unit provides students with (1) a comprehensive analysis of China's intellectual property laws and policies; (2) a comprehensive analysis of China's pro-innovation policies, laws and incentives and its cultural and social contexts; and (3) an overall analysis of China's high tech economy and creative industries.
Students are able to (1) develop an integrated understanding of the development of China's intellectual property laws and pro-innovation policies alongside an ability to critically evaluate them; (2) employ a multicultural understanding of the ethical implications of intellectual property law; (3) contextually analyse the importance of innovation economy to foreign–Chinese relationships; and advise clients on general matters concerning China's intellectual property law and government schemes supporting innovation economy; (4) conduct independent research and group work demonstrating a high level of theoretical and advanced integrated knowledge; (5) develop unique practical skills in advising those engaging in business in China on intellectual property issues; enhance their ability to work in a group and conduct independent research; and (6) organise and structure time and resources in the efficient pursuit of academic excellence and skill building.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) presentations and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Ken Shao
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Thursday 22 February to Sunday 25 February. Refer to the timetable website for exact times and locations.
Unit Outline
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.