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Adv Leg Res: IP and Tech
ALR: Intellectual Property and Technology is a specialized legal research class designed for students who are interested in intellectual property law and other technology-intensive areas of practice. Students will develop advanced proficiency in caselaw and statutory research, regulatory materials, secondary sources, and other fundamental research concepts by developing answers to real-world research assignments. Students will learn how to evaluate a research assignment, locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources for researching issues related to patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, as well as other related areas of the law that significantly affect the development and use of technology.
This course will address some of the fundamental concepts of Advanced Legal Research (caselaw and statutory research, secondary sources, etc.) but in the context of intellectual property and other technology-focused areas of the law, with specialized class sessions on IP-specific research, such as searches of IP registrations. Students who enroll in this course cannot also take other Advanced Legal Research courses.
Copyright, Trademark, Patent, IP, Privacy Law or Cyberspace Law would provide helpful background.
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