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Fall 2014 - Intellectual Property, Introduction

Bone, Robert G

Credit Hours: 4  Course ID: 450G  Unique # 29330

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MTTH2:15 - 3:22 pmTNH 2.140
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Wednesday, December 10 1:30 pm - A-K
L-Z
2.139
2.140
2.139
2.140
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This course will survey the fundamentals of the three main federal fields of intellectual property law:  copyright, patent, and trademark law.  Time permitting, we will also discuss some state law theories, such as trade secret law and publicity rights.  In addition to the legal doctrines, the course will examine economic as well as other philosophical justifications in order to allow a better grasp of the current law and possibilities for reform.  Although new technology is not the main focus of the course, the class will examine some of the more important intellectual property issues raised by recent technological developments, especially in the digital and internet environments.

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Textbooks
Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age - Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
  Aspen, edition: 6th ed. or most recent
  ISBN: 9781454820093   (required)
Case and Statutory Supplement to Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age - Robert Merges, Peter Menell & Mark Lemley
  Aspen, edition: 2013 or most recent
  ISBN: 9781454827900   (required)