Intellectual Property, Introduction

This course will survey the fundamentals of the three main federal fields of intellectual property law: copyright, patent, and trademark law. Time permitting, we will also discuss some state law theories, such as trade secret law and publicity rights. In addition to the legal doctrines, the course will examine economic as well as other philosophical justifications in order to allow a better grasp of the current law and possibilities for reform. Although new technology is not the main focus of the course, the class will examine some of the more important intellectual property issues raised by recent technological developments, especially in the digital and Internet environments.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 3.142
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/14/16 8:30 am A-Z
2.137

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

Textbooks

  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2016 Volume 1 - Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
      do not purchase used versions , edition: most recent
      ISBN: 13: 978-1945555008   (required)
  • Case and Statutory Supplement to Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2016 - Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
      edition: most recent
      ISBN: waiting for new ISBN   (required)
  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age: 2016 Volume II - Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
      do not purchase used versions , edition: most recent
      ISBN: 13: 978-1945555015   (required)