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Intellectual Property (Fall 2019)

Course Description

Below is the course description for Intellectual Property (Fall 2019):


This course is a survey of statutory and case law relating to patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and certain common law protections for intangible assets.  Throughout we will adopt a practical approach to appreciate how IP rights, often in conjunction with contracts, are used to protect ownership rights and structure relationships among individuals and firms in technology and content markets.  We will explore the role of IP rights in both dispute-resolution and transactional practice areas.  Our treatment of patent law will be fairly introductory so students who are specifically interested in patent law are advised to take the Patent Law course.

Please note that this course involves a substantial volume of reading.



Course Details

  • Unit Value: 3
  • Grading Options: Numerical Only
  • Exam: In-class
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Encouraged, but not required