School of Law

SOLM093 Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences (Sem 2)

Module Description

The life sciences can be defined as the use of living organisms (biotechnology) and the protection or treatment of living organisms (medicine, veterinary medicine and plant protection). It comprises the science behind medicine, pharmacy and agriculture and their corresponding industries. The module will provide detailed knowledge of the role that intellectual property plays in providing investments for investment and incentives in the life sciences. It will also focus on the question of how to distribute the benefits of life sciences research fairly so that it benefits society.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Intelectual Property Law

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay

Credits

15 Credits