Description: Introductory examination of the US law of intellectual property, with emphasis on patents and copyrights, and a brief look at trademarks, trade secrets, and license agreements. Comparisons made with regard to what can and cannot be protected, what rights the owner does and does not obtain, and how these rights come into being. Issues relating particularly to new information technologies highlighted. Assignments include case and statutory readings, written preparatory exercises, and student case presentations. Regular attendance required. No listeners.
Course #: 15.628
Professor(s) who recently taught this course:
Jeffrey A. Meldman