Intellectual Property, Introduction

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

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

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final December 14, 2016 8:30 am A-Z in 2.137

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: 2016 Volume 1 *
Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
do not purchase used versions , edition: most recent
ISBN: 13: 978-1945555008
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
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

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