Introduction to IP Practice (SD 517)
This courses introduces the student to the practice of intellectual property law. Each class will introduce some basic substantive law that students will then use to complete an IP Lab project. Lab projects will include patent and trademark applications, copyright registrations, office actions, non-disclosure agreements, cease and desist letters, complaints, counter-claims, and IP sale agreements. The class will proceed on two tracks with students interested in patent law focusing more heavily on patent concepts, including claim drafting, and students interested in soft IP focusing more heavily on copyright issues. The course will consist of a 2 unit classroom component that will be graded with a performance final exam and 2 units of directed study graded on a credit/no credit basis. This course is required for IP Fellows matriculating in the fall 2012.
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