SMNR: Intellectual Property and Innovation

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WED 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 6.206

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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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Intellectual Property *
Dan Hunter
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-534060-0


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