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: Cannot take both Law 645, Patent Law and Introduction to IP

Evaluation: Final examination

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