Intellectual Property Law

This module is a highly-relevant look at Intellectual Property Law. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an in-depth evaluation of the UK’s intellectual property framework and its interaction with international law.

We will introduce you to the key legal principles and political issues underpinning intellectual property protection. At the heart of our evaluation of the law is a strong focus on technological developments (e.g. film, television, software, the Internet, cloud storage, stem cell research).

Some of the specific themes and topics that you’ll study include:

Our prestigious Law School is home to research-active lecturers and you will benefit from the convenor’s research examining: the regulation of the Internet; the ownership issues relating to software developed to facilitate responses to disasters; and the EU's approach to robotics (driverless cars and healthcare robotics) ensuring that patent protection supports technological development.