Intellectual Property

Students interested in intellectual property need to study domestic copyright, patent, and trademark law as well as a selection of specialized courses in the international aspects of intellectual property law, communications policy, and privacy and the constitution. Students interested in intellectual property within the entertainment field should investigate the specialization in Entertainment and Media Law and Policy.

J. Crittenden N. Netanel

This course is a two-credit introduction to U.S. trademark and unfair competition law. It covers federal trademark infringement and dilution, the tension between trademark rights and the First...

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D. Lichtman N. Netanel

This course is a comprehensive four credit introduction to U.S. copyright law. The course begins with copyright's underlying policies and theoretical framework. It then examines the requirements...

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N. Netanel

With a growing global market, the spread of the Internet, and continuing disparity between developed and developing countries, intellectual property assumes a major role in cross-border litigation,...

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A. Heinrich D. Lichtman

This is an introductory course in patent law and patent strategy. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required or even helpful. Instead, our...

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M. Grady D. Lichtman

Patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law are increasingly playing a central role in the economy, in business strategy, in scientific achievement, and in culture as well. This survey is...

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N. Netanel

Given global markets and the ease at which patented inventions, trademark-protected goodwill, and copyright-protected works cross borders, intellectual property infringement litigation increasingly...

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