INTERNATIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY examines, analyzes and studies issues concerning how to enforce trademarks, patents, and copyrights beyond national boundaries. Special emphasis is placed on the differences and similarities between the diverse national intellectual property enforcement systems. 2 CREDITS.
INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY examines both international IP law itself and comparative aspects of IP law among major trading countries and regions of the world. 3 CREDITS.
INTERNET LAW is a survey of legal issues arising from the rapid growth of Internet and other online communications. Coverage includes intellectual property, First Amendment, criminal, and privacy issues. 3 CREDITS.
INTERSESSION COURSES, taught during the winter break, consider a variety of currently topical subjects such as database protection and privacy, as well as issues posed by pending and recently decided major cases before the federal and state courts. 1-2 CREDITS.
LICENSING AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER examines means for establishing legal rights in technology, and the ways of employing and transferring such rights. 3 CREDITS.
LLM THESIS COURSE affords Master of Laws candidates the opportunity to produce thesis scholarship, under the supervision of IPIL faculty, in an area of intellectual property law or information law. 3 CREDITS.
PATENT LAW examines the substantive law of patenting as a means for protecting industrial ideas. The course focuses on conditions for a patent, loss of a right to a patent, patent specification, infringement, and patent litigation. 3 CREDITS.
PATENT PROSECUTION studies substantive law and procedures governing the patent application process, and emphasizes practical application of the rules to real-life situations. Students produce writing projects related to the preparation and prosecution of a hypothetical patent application in lieu of a final exam. 2 CREDITS.
PATENT REMEDIES AND DEFENSES studies issues commonly arising in modern patent litigation. The course examines necessary parties, remedies, and affirmative defenses. 2 CREDITS.
PROPERTY CRIME IN THE INFORMATION AGE focuses on how criminal law deals with takings of property such as business information, trade secrets, and copyrighted material. The material reviews criminal theft and introduces criminal misappropriation and infringement. 3 CREDITS.
PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION covers the basic principles of privacy and data protection law. It examines the policies underlying this still-nascent form of protection, and those areas of tort and constitutional law pertinent to privacy. It covers the substance of federal privacy statutes relating to surveillance, record-keeping, and heath information. Coverage also includes some state privacy statutes, the privacy-related activities of the Federal Trade Commission, and the structure and substance of privacy law in the European Union. 2 CREDITS.
SPORTS LAW covers topics such as representation of the professional athlete in contract negotiations and endorsements, related intellectual property matters, the player-club contractual relationship, anti-trust and collective bargaining issues in amateur and professional sports, and sports tort liability. 2 CREDITS.
TRADE SECRETS surveys the practical aspects of trade secrets as they relate to protection by contract and operation of law, relationships of the parties, public law constraints, adversarial considerations, and licensing. 2 CREDITS.
TRADEMARK AND UNFAIR COMPETITION examines the evolution and practice of trademark and related unfair competition law, with emphasis on litigation strategy. 3 CREDITS.
TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE covers topics in the protection of intangibles as they relate to knowledge generated by indigenous people around the world. The course also considers issues concerning knowledge derived from genetically isolated populations. 2 CREDITS.
VIRTUAL WORLDS examines models for virtual world law and government, with special emphasis on online contracts, intellectual property rights, gambling and gaming laws, jurisdictional laws, privacy and publicity rights, and issues of computer security. 2 CREDITS.