Credit Units: 4
Lecturer: Associate Professor NWELE J Obasi, PhD Fin Mgt; PhD Law (iv), Email Id: email@example.com, College of Arts, Law, Administration & Management Sciences, Department of Law, Policy & Strategic Studies
At the end of the course, Students should be able to: Understand the basics of: The policies that regulate intellectual property protection. importance of intellectual property valuation and protection. intellectual property in organisational perspective role of bodies that regulate intellectual property protection. Legal and institutional frameworks in intellectual property;
Precedent and analogy in legal reasoning, precedents as laying down rules, precedents as the application of underlying principle, precedents as decisions on the balance of reasons. the justifications for precedent, law-making, analogy, principles, reasons, justification for analogical reasoning.
This course includes the following lecture themes:
- The policies that regulate intellectual property protection.
- importance of intellectual property valuation and protection.
- intellectual property in organisational perspective
- role of bodies that regulate intellectual property protection
- legal and institutional frameworks in intellectual property
- Regulatory conflicts and lacunae
- Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement
- Intellectual property protection and the public interest
- Compulsory licensing, etc.
Methods of Instruction:
- Term Paper/Assignment
Methods of Course Assessment:
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
Class work & Test 20
Term Paper/Assignment 10
Semester Examination 70
Cases and Presentations
Recommended Reference Materials:
Intellectual Property Law Class Notes 2020 By Associate Professor NWELE J Obasi, PhD Fin Mgt; PhD Law (iv), as given to all class members
Law of Intellectual Property Textbook: Principles of Intellectual Property Law by Catherine Colston LLB, LLM (1999); Lecturer in Law, University of Buckingham; Cavendish Publishing Limited, London – Sydney.
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford www.law.ox.ac.uk/oscola
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