Categories: Intellectual Property
Instructor(s) Ghosh, Shubha
The class, structured as a practicum, will provide a hands-on approach to the understanding of the main theoretical and practical issues surrounding intellectual property ownership and infringement. The course will be divided into three parts covering three distinct issues: (1) Protection of valuable information and ideas through trade secret and copyright ; (2) Marketing of products and technologies through copyright and trademark; (3) Promotion of new technologies and innovation through copyright and patent. In addition to close reading of cases and statutes, the course will develop through two writing projects and a final writing assignment due the last day of finals. All of the writing projects will be based on a developing fact pattern. Time will be provided during the semester for focus on the review of the material and the writing assignments. The course is designed for students with a solid background in the first year curriculum, strong background in science and the humanities, strong writing skills, and advanced degrees in an analytical field in the natural sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences. The course is also structured for those who wish to pursue opportunities with the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic.