SMNR: Intellectual Property and Innovation

Class Unique: 28799
This seminar explores the nature of intellectual property (IP) laws, ways in which these laws might help or hinder innovation and scientific progress, and potential reforms to improve legal content or performance. Assigned readings will include IP-related articles or excerpts from a variety of scholars. Each student will be expected (1) to participate in class discussion; (2) to complete short writing assignments of a couple hundred words that respond to assigned readings; (3) to write a term paper to satisfy the seminar writing requirement; (4) to provide written comments on a classmate’s draft term paper; and (5) to make an in-class presentation of the student’s own paper project. Neither technical training nor any specific course is a prerequisite.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Wednesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 6.206
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • Intellectual Property - Dan Hunter
      Oxford University Press
      ISBN: 978-0-19-534060-0   (required)