Law 935 Intellectual Property
Credits: 2 - 3
The Intellectual Property (“IP”) course explores the legal protection afforded to information products of creative activity--ideas and their varied forms of expression (e.g., useful and ornamental inventions; works of authorship such as literature, visual art, computer programs, product designs, and music; trade symbols used to indicate the source or quality of products; confidential business plans). The course surveys federal IP law including the copyright, trademark, and patent statutes. It also surveys state IP law including the law of idea protection, unfair competition, and trade secrecy. Students are required to take a final exam.