Intellectual Property, Intro
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 450G
- Credit Hours: 4
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
|TUE, WED, THU||10:35 - 11:47 am||ONLINE|
|Final (administered by Exam4)||May 5, 2021|
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
This course will survey the three big areas of legal protection for intellectual property: copyright, patent, and trademark law. It also reviews trade secret law briefly. We study the legal rules and also the economic and moral justifications for giving legal protection to intellectual creations and information goods. While this is not a technology-oriented course, it does explore some of the more important intellectual property issues raised by recent technological developments, especially in the digital and Internet environment. The course is well suited for students already committed to a career in IP law who want an overview of the field, as well as students who seek to learn more before deciding whether to pursue IP professionally and students who just find the field interesting and want an introduction. The grade in the class will be based on an in-class final exam.
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