Protect and use new inventions and innovations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBIPR402A, 'Protect and use new inventions and innovations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify the need for protection of new inventions and innovations

1.1. Research what constitutes a new invention or innovation in Australia

1.2. Identify legislative requirements governing invention and innovation protection

1.3. Identify inventions and innovations within own organisation that may require protection and identify the type of patent applicable

1.4. Research prior art to determine other inventions or innovations in a specific area of technology

1.5. Research patent information, use patent search and patent search tools, and evaluate their usefulness for the organisation

1.6. Evaluate commercialisation potential of new inventions or innovations to determine if protection is worth pursuing

2. Identify and initiate the process for protection of inventions and innovations

2.1. Identify sources of information and advice regarding protection and searching of new inventions or innovations

2.2. Identify processes required for filing a successful patent application

2.3. Identify processes for international invention protection

2.4. Evaluate the role of intellectual property professionals in the patent application process

2.5. Participate in a patent search and patent application and provide relevant information to an intellectual property professional for patent search and patent application, if required

2.6. Identify non-registrable forms of a protection strategy and evaluate the benefits of utilising patent alternatives

3. Monitor the market and protect and use new inventions and innovations

3.1. Identify and review organisation policies and procedures to ensure the protection and use of new inventions and innovations

3.2. Identify and establish processes to use own and others' patents for business growth

3.3. Identify appropriate legal measures to protect an invention or innovation against certified infringements, if required, with assistance from appropriate professionals

3.4. Monitor the market for possible patent infringements

3.5. Ensure all employees are aware of the importance to the organisation of the protection of new inventions and innovations and implement training if required

3.6. Identify and review organisation policies and procedures to prevent infringement of others' inventions and innovations