Intellectual Property, Introduction

Course Information

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 1:05 - 2:12 pm TNH 2.123

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home up to 8 hrs (administered by Exam4 in Open Laptop + Network mode) December 8, 2023 9:00 am

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 other subfields, 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 its 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 2022 Vol. I Perspectives, Trade Secrets and Patents : Vol. I Perspectives, Trade Secrets and Patents *
Lemley, Mark A., Merges, Robert P., Balganesh, Shyamkrishna
Clause 8 Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-945555-21-3
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age 2022 Vol. II Copyrights, Trademarks and State IP Protections : Vol. II Copyrights, Trademarks and State IP Protections *
Lemley, Mark A., Merges, Robert P., Balganesh, Shyamkrishna
Clause 8 Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-945555-22-0

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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/31/2023 Exam information updated
03/28/2023 Room(s) changed
03/24/2023 Exam information updated