UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LAWS5211 Intellectual Property and China's Innovation-based Economy

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group project (submission of a PowerPoint presentation on a given topic within one month after the completion of the intensive teaching period); (2) test/examination; and (3) research paper (5600 words). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Ken Shao
Contact hours offered intensively
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.law.uwa.edu.au/Units/LAWS5211/TS-D-1C/2017
Note Teaching dates for this unit are as follows: Thursday 23 February to Sunday 26 February 2017. Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

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