BMS505 Intellectual Property & Regulation of Biotechnology (8)
This subject will cover the rules and legislation concerning intellectual property, patent applications and the regulatory bodies associated with biotechnology research. Part of the subject will cover the prerequisite work required to file a patent application. The theory will use the Australian situation as a base with assessment items comparing the laws and regulations between Australia and other countries. Overseas students will ideally compare the Australian situation with the situation in their own country.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Master of Corporate Biotechnology students only
Assumed Knowledge
Subject Relationships
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Understand the process involved in regulating recombinant DNA technology including use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) and human gene therapy.
  • Appreciate the role of organisations such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration, Office of the Gene technology Regulator in the commercialisation of biotechnology research.
  • Understand the range of IP associated with biotechnology including patents, trade marks, designs, plant breeders rights, copyright and trade secrets.
  • Describe and understand the processes associated with the patenting of biotechnology inventions including patent searching.
  • Understand the role of good research management and laboratory practice in the commercialisation of biotechnology research.
  • Understand the processes of due diligence.
The subject will cover the following topics:
* Regulating the use of biotechnology * Intellectual property * Research management and laboratory practices * Patenting biotechnology inventions Commercialisation of biotechnology research, * IP valuation, * trade marks * licensing * due diligence Case-study questions and problems
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.