LLAW6005 Hong Kong intellectual property law

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6005 / JDOC6005
Course name: Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: Second
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits

1.2 Course description

The course will study intellectual property law focussed on Hong Kong intellectual property statutes and common law but considered in the broader context of intellectual property laws worldwide and particularly in Mainland China. A particular focus will be the role of intellectual property and the way it encourages or discourages innovation. The extent to which and how the protection of intellectual property should be part of industrial policy will also be considered. Previous study or practice in the area of intellectual property would be an advantage but is not essential provided some preliminary private study is undertaken.

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Douglas Clark dclark@hku.hk N/A By email

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Have a basic understanding of intellectual property laws and their role in the economy.

CLO 2 Apply intellectual property laws to specific legal problems and explain the consequences of certain activities.

CLO 3 Demonstrate and awareness of the role of intellectual property in encouraging and enhancing innovation.

2.2 LLM Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLO A On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of the body of legal knowledge and the capacity to conduct research on, critically analyse and evaluate legal principles, at a level required to meet the standards and expectations of the legal profession and the community at large.

PLO B On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply their legal knowledge and research skills to practical situations or theoretical challenges, and utilise their comparative understanding of the law and its political, social and cultural contexts to provide original and creative insights to legal problems.

PLO C On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to apply the knowledge, lawyering skills and legal reasoning to real and novel situations in life, with a view to resolving issues, problems and disputes within the legal parameters.

PLO D On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to demonstrate the ability to present effectively legal arguments in the professional context, as well as conveying and explaining the law effectively to lay clients and members of the larger community.

PLO E On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to appreciate the underlying moral values of the law and ethics in the profession and the legal system in the broad social, economic, political and cultural contexts: justice, the Rule of Law, and protection of rights and liberties which form the fabrics of a civilised society, and the importance of upholding these values by the legal community.

PLO F On successful completion of the curriculum, students should be able to develop a strong awareness of social issues and conditions, and utilise analytical abilities and rhetorical advocacy to provide leadership for the betterment of the human community.

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course

PLO A PLO B PLO C PLO D PLO E PLO F
CLO 1
CLO 2  ✓
CLO 3  ✓  ✓  ✓

3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Optional assignment TBC 25% or 0% 2 1, 2, 3
Take home exam TBC 75% or 100% 2 1, 2, 3
*Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

100% take-home exam advising on practical problems based on factual scenarios - this 48-hour exam will be released via Moodle. All students are required to submit the exam answer via Moodle. Mark will be deducted for late submission at the rate of 5 percentage points per day or part thereof and no late submission will be accepted after 10 days.

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/grading-criteria/

 

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours  / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s)

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: Reference book: Intellectual Property in Hong Kong (Clark, D (ed.))

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/

By the publication of the course profile online, the Faculty deems the student as having been notified of the course requirements.