LAW 5260: Intellectual Property

Course Catalog Number: 
5260
Course Credits: 
3
Course Priority: 
General Enrollment Course
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

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.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
28807
Term:
Fall 2014-15
Professor(s):
Class Number:
27807
Term:
Spring 2013-14
Professor(s):