Intellectual Property, Introduction

Course Information

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 3.142

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home May 6, 2015

Description

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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age *
Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley
Aspen , edition: 6th
ISBN: 9781454820093
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, 2014 Case and Statutory Supplement (optional)
Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley
Aspen , edition: 2014
ISBN: 9781454827900

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