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Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Antitrust Law

Course Description: This course examines the statutory prohibitions upon cartel behavior and upon monopolization and attempts to monopolize, as well as the intersection of economics and the law with respect to how market power is identified and defined. The course also examines various business practices that allegedly either restrain trade or increase market power.


Big Data Law and Policy Seminar

Course Description: While many know that businesses and governments increasingly rely on “big data,” few understand what big data is, the benefits and risks that it creates, or the laws that govern it. The seminar will introduce big data; describe how it generates value; explain how it poses risks to cybersecurity, privacy and equal opportunity; and …


Biotechnology Law and Policy

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining many of the legal, business, ethical, and policy issues raised by the biotechnology industry. This course is structured around a “molecules-to-market” framework, tracing the issues that a biotechnology company encounters throughout the path of its development. Particular attention will be placed at the start-up phase, with ample …


Boilerplate and Standard-Form Agreements Seminar

Course Description: This seminar examines how standard-form agreements interact with underlying legal norms, and whether, when, and how, should the law allow the forms to circumvent those underlying norms.


Computer Crime and Surveillance Seminar

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None   Course Description: This course explores the legal and policy issues that judges, legislators, prosecutors and defense counsel confront in response to computer-related crime and computer-related surveillance. In particular, it considers how conduct in cyberspace challenges traditional approaches to the investigation, prosecution and defense of …


Copyright Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will provide an in-depth view of U.S. copyright law, the legal regime governing rights in original works of authorship (books, music, movies, artworks, photographs, software, etc.). Topics covered include: copyright’s underlying policies and theoretical framework, the requirements for copyrightability under …


E-Discovery Law and Practice

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course presents an overview of e-discovery law, as well as an examination of its practical implications for modern commercial litigation and other contemporary practices areas.  


Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic

Course Description: Students enrolled in the EBLC assist young companies – not ready or able to hire attorneys – on a pro bono basis and offers legal service on matters such as business formation and governance, regulation of Internet commerce, employment contracts, due diligence, valuation and finance, licensing, and intellectual property issues.


Intellectual Property Law Seminar

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: We will cover the general international legal framework on international intellectual property that applies to all of the major categories of IP: copyright, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Our focus will be on the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and other international …


International Intellectual Property Seminar

This course will examine issues related to the international protection of intellectual property. The course will survey various agreements and treaties for copyright, patent and/or trademark, focusing on the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In addition to exploring the basic concepts of territoriality, national treatment, …


International Trade

Course Description: This course will provide background on the dynamics and the legal framework governing and impacting international trade. We will examine key trading treaties and the backgrounds leading up to these arrangements and resolving disputes under them. We will take a deeper dive into the alphabet soup known as WTO, TRIPS and GATS/TRIMS.


Law and Economics

Course Description: This course examines these and similar questions by introducing the students to one of today’s most powerful schools of legal thought, Law and Economics. Law and Economics applies the basic tools of economic reasoning to legal doctrines and provides a set of tools for analyzing laws.


Law and Genetics

This class provides an opportunity to examine the process by which law responds to rapid changes in scientific knowledge and technology and also the ways in which law affects the course of scientific development. In addition to gaining a perspective on this interaction between the development of law and science, the course aims to give …


Law and Social Science

Course Description: This course introduces students to the use of social science evidence by legal practitioners and courts at all levels. Such evidence is used, for example, in cases involving issues of trademark infringement, obscenity, discrimination, identification of criminal offenders, potential jury prejudice, eyewitness reliability, sexual assault, self-defense, dangerousness, and the fashioning of remedies.


Law of Cyberspace

Course Description: This course allows students with varying backgrounds to confront the cutting-edge legal issues that arise from technological change and the Internet.


Patent Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will cover the basic elements of patent law, including patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, non-obviousness, claims, disclosure and enforcement of patents—all in light of the recently enacted America Invents Act. There is no expectation that students in the class will have the technical knowledge …


Patent Prosecution

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will focus on patent prosecution practice and will combine a study of case law and the rules and regulations applicable to patent applications. The course will cover issues of compliance with U.S.C. sections 102, 103, and 112; claim drafting; how patent applications are processed; and …


Privacy

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course explores the legal, technological, and political issues surrounding information privacy concerns.


Trademark

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course will explore the following: creation, enforcement, and limitation of trademark rights; and related unfair competition issues.