Intellectual Property, Introduction

This course will survey the fundamentals of the three main federal fields of intellectual property law: copyright; patent; and trademark law. In addition to the legal doctrines, economic as well as other philosophical justifications will be examined, in order to allow a better grasp of the current law and of possibilities for its reform. A special emphasis will be put on the application and development of intellectual property law in the context of recent technological changes.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:10 - 10:17 am TNH 3.124
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Take-home 5/5/14

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Textbooks

  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age - Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley
      Aspen , edition: 6th
      ISBN: 9781454820093   (required)
  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, 2013 Case and Statutory Supplement - Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley
      Aspen , edition: 2013
      ISBN: 9781454827900   (optional)