Intellectual PropertyClass Term:
Fall Term 2021-2022Catalog Number:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
General Enrollment CourseFull Year Course:
The grade in this course will be based on take-home midterm and final examinations. Both exams will be modified open-book, take-home examinations. Answers must be typewritten and must comply with specified constraints on number of pages, minimum fonts, and margins.
In the Information Age, intellectual property (IP) law has taken on even greater significance. IP law is designed to encourage the production of certain forms of information by granting property rights to the producers, enabling them to appropriate the value of the information they produce. In this course, we survey state intellectual property law (e.g., unfair competition and trade secrets) as well as federal intellectual property law including trademark, patent and copyright. We examine some of the ramifications of recent technological developments on intellectual property law and some of the problems of international protection of intellectual property.
This course has been flagged as a distance education course. This means this class is one in which students are separated from the faculty member or each other (other than specially accommodated students) for more than one-third of the instruction and the instruction involves the use of technology to support regular and substantive interaction among students and between the students and the faculty member, either synchronously or asynchronously.