Law 797:  Introduction to Intellectual Property

Introduction to Intellectual Property provides a thorough introduction and survey of intellectual property law regimes in the United States. The course will focus on the major statutory and common law schemes for protecting intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Although these protection schemes will be discussed sequentially, the course will highlight the common structure, principles and rationales that apply across these fields. This course is designed for students who desire a general background in intellectual property; semester-long courses in copyright, patent and trademark law are offered for those desiring in-depth coverage of one or more of these topics.

Sequence and Prerequisites: This is an introductory course only. You may not enroll for this course if you have already taken one or more of the following courses: Copyright (Law 644); Patent Law (Law 645); Trademark, Unfair Competition, and Consumer Protection (Law 643).  You may, however, take the other courses after, or concurrently with, Introduction to Intellectual Property.

Evaluation: Final examination

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