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Intellectual Property Transactions
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Type

SEM

Credits

2 cr.

Student Year

2L/3L

Description:

Intellectual property rights have been described as a “sword and shield.” Rights holders are thought to act offensively by suing or threatening to sue infringers and seeking money damages,irrespective of the holders’ marketing and product sales programs. Or they act defensively to protect their current or future market positions by having federal courts enjoin competitors. This course considers a third way: intellectual property rights are also valuable intangible assets that may be bought and sold. In this course, we will explore the principal theories and practices of intellectual property transactions. We will be considering closely the doctrines regulating the assigning and licensing of patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights, and we will be questioning critically whether these laws and practices encourage or inhibit commercial activity and innovation. While studying specific transactions in the course, we will be examining the practical uses of intellectual property law to meet commercial objectives.
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Spring 2015: Intellectual Property Transactions

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

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Fall 2014: Intellectual Property Transactions

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

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Examine management of intellectual assets such as brands, copyrighted materials, technology, and know-how. Cover series of discrete topics, intel property licensing, portfolio management, new media issues, intersection of IP and employment issues, transactions in cyberspace.

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Fall 2013: Intellectual Property Transactions

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

TWEN

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Fall 2012: Intellectual Property Transactions

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Type

SEM

Credits

2

Student Year

2L/3L

Details:

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