Law 798:  Economics of Intellectual Property

This seminar will cover the economic theories behind copyright, patent, and trademark law, including the study of empirical evidence testing those theories.  The first part of the course will consist oflecture and discussion based on readings from Landes & Posner's The Economic Structure of IP Law and other articles.  The goal is to obtain an understanding of the economic analysis of all forms of IP.  The second half of the course will consistent of student presentations of key articles in the field.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Prior completion of one of the following courses is required: Copyright LawPatent LawTrademarks & Unfair CompetitionInternational IP, or Introduction to IP.

Evaluation: Grades will be based on the class presentations.

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