Although the law of intellectual property has historically been deeply intertwined with commerce, trade, technology, culture, and the human condition, recent technological, economic and cultural changes have dramatically elevated its significance. Modern intellectual property law includes such diverse topics as trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrights. This course provides a broad introduction to these substantive areas and to the legal reasoning skills involved in intellectual property counseling and litigation that will benefit students whether or not they choose to pursue more specialized offerings. No prior technical background or knowledge is required or expected.
Conley - Summer Session 2015:
This is an introductory survey course, focused
primarily on trademark, copyright, and patent, with brief coverage of trade secrets
and unfair competition. It is
recommended for students planning a general business practice and is also a
foundational course for those contemplating a career in Intellectual Property.
Antitrust Law, International Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Copyright Law, Trademark Law