Intellectual Property

An analysis of property as a social institution and particularly of the dynamics of the system for recognizing and protecting competing claims to resources. Major problem areas to be studied include...

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S. Stern

This course reflects an integrated approach to the television industry, and the role of lawyers and legal doctrine within it. The course will focus on new challenges faced by the industry in response...

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M. McKenna 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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A. Riley

This course studies the emergence of “art” and “cultural property” law as a field of legal inquiry and practice. Broadly defined, the field encompasses the body of law applied to fine art and...

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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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S. Akens N. La Terza X. Tang

This course provides an overview of the legal, business and financial aspects of the entertainment industry, specifically in the fields of motion picture, television, and digital content production...

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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 X. Tang

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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A. Heinrich D. Lichtman K. Orso

This seminar is designed to allow students to delve deeply into current issues and controversies in patent law. The seminar is co-taught by two partners from the law firm of Irell & Manella who...

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E. Chong

The Patent Clinic is a live client clinic regulated by and reporting to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The Patent Clinic offers patent related legal services on a pro bono basis to...

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D. Cohen D. Mayeda

The Documentary Film Legal Clinic will give students the opportunity to provide legal counsel and representation to documentary filmmakers. The legal services for independent filmmakers may include:...

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The Copyright Amicus Legal Clinic integrates research, analytical and writing skills, and strategic and collaborative decision making in the context of drafting amicus briefs on current copyright...

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