LLAW6181 & JDOC6181

General Course Information

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW6181 and JDOC6181
Course name: Management and Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
Programme offered under: LLM Programme / JD Programme
Semester: First
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Credit point value: 9 credits / 6 credits
Cap on student numbers: 40

1.2 Course description

Topics include:

  • Technology transfer and licensing
  • Commercialization of innovations
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP due diligence in merger and acquisition
  • IP issues in franchising and outsourcing
  • IP and competition/antitrust considerations
  • Trade secret management and enforcement
  • IP and Artificial Intelligence
  • Pharmaceutical IP and patent linkage litigation
  • IP litigation strategies

1.3 Course teachers

Name E-mail address Office Consultation
Course convenor Yahong Li yali@hku.hk CCT 407 By email
Course convenor Haifeng Huang hfhuang@JonesDay.com N/A By email
Course convenor Chiang Ling Li chiang.ling.li@tiangandpartners.com N/A By email

Learning Outcomes

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1  The students will be able to identify and solve the most basic and common IP issues in technology transfer and commercialization.

CLO 2  They should have sound knowledge of relevant laws in various jurisdictions including but not limited to UK, Hong Kong and the mainland China.

CLO 3  They will able to apply the knowledge acquired from the course to their professional practices involving IP commercialization and management.

2.2 LLM and JD Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Please refer to the following link:

LLM – https://course.law.hku.hk/llm-plo/

JD – https://course.law.hku.hk/jd-plo/

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course



3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Take home exam 18 Dec 2022 100% 1 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

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: https://www.law.hku.hk/_files/law_programme_grade_descriptors.pdf

Learning Activities

4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar: 3 hours / week for 11 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 11 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).

Learning Resources

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: TBA
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

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