Intellectual Property, Introduction

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time
MON, TUE, WED 1:05 - 2:12 pm

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home up to 8 hrs December 8, 2023


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.

Important Class Changes

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