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USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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Intellectual Property (LLM Only) (Fall 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-772
- Class Number: 04026
- Instructor: Jeffrey Pearlman
This is an introductory course on the basics of United States intellectual property (IP) law, including copyright, trademark, patents, trade secrets, rights of publicity, and other related rights. It will cover the core doctrine needed to practice in each area and briefly explores the policies that underlie or are in tension with that doctrine. It is intended both for students who want a single-course overview of IP is well as students who intend to pursue a career practicing one or more areas of IP law. Readings will focus on statues and case law, which will be further explained and discussed using examples in class. No technical background is required, and class participation is encouraged.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: F 10:00 am -12:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 3
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Encouraged
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