Intellectual Property Survey (SD 570)


Intellectual property (IP) has become an increasingly important part of the global marketplace and information economy. The legal issues involved with IP are exciting, complex and evolving. Although IP law was once considered a specialty, nearly every student who plans to have a general litigation or business practice should be acquainted with the fundamentals of IP law. The course provides a broad overview of U.S. intellectual property law, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. The course serves to both acquaint generalists with the law surrounding the protection of ideas and to serve as a foundation for those pursuing a career in an intellectual property practice.


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