This course introduces students to practical skills necessary to help clients identify, keep, use and share intellectual property. Students start with model agreements needing improvement, and learn to draft language that better fits their clients' needs. Students develop strategies to protect intellectual property, and create specific guidelines for using these assets cautiously to avoid infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. Students will negotiate and draft intellectual property agreements, such as confidentiality agreements, photography releases, trademark opinion letters, non-compete agreements and license agreements. At the end of the semester, students will have drafted a series of model forms for use in an intellectual property practice. Leading legal practitioners will be guest lecturers.
One of the following: Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, or Trademark Law. Priority will be given to students who have completed two of the prerequisite courses.