This limited enrollment course is focused primarily on the analysis and drafting of documents related to transactions involving the transfer of interests in intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and know-how. Through the process of analyzing and drafting transactional documents, students will be introduced to the relevant statutory and case law and will become familiar with substantive legal principles related to title, express and implied licenses; license transfers; and assignments of rights in intellectual property. Students may also be exposed to substantive areas of the law having significant impact on intellectual property rights, such as international law, antitrust, tax, and bankruptcy. The grade will be based primarily on the final written work products produced by each student.
Opt. PP: At the discretion of the instructor, this course may include a qualifying portfolio paper that fulfills a portion of the upper level writing requirement. Refer to Academic Rule X — Writing Requirement and Directed Research.
Upper-level course for: