Introduction to IP Practice (SD 517)


This two-unit course introduces the student to the practice of intellectual property law. It is highly recommended for all IP Fellows. Each class will introduce some basic substantive law that students will then use to complete an IP Lab project. Lab projects will include trademark applications, copyright registrations, office actions, non-disclosure agreements, trade secret law, cease and desist letters, IP licenses, and valuing intellectual property. In lieu of three regularly scheduled class times, students will attend class sessions on Saturday, March 21, (4 hours counting for 2 classes) and April 4 (2 hours counting for 1 class). In addition, two additional optional directed study units are available for interested students. One unit will involve patent practice and a second optional unit will focus on trademark. Both will build on the materials taught in the basic course. Students interested in registering for one or two optional directed study units should contact Professor Semeraro before the first class session. Individual assignments will be graded Honors, Credit, Low Pass, No Credit.


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