Intellectual Property: International and Comparative Patent Law

Details

Course Code:
LAW 4009
Units:
2
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 796) Patentable goods and services are increasingly important in today's global information economy, and they frequently cross national borders, physically or electronically. This course will include a comparative examination of the major national patent systems, a survey of the principal international patent treaties, and discussions of related transnational patent issues. We will examine these topics both from the perspective of global patent practitioners — who face challenges such as securing large international patent portfolios and strategizing multinational patent litigation — and from the perspective of the academics and policymakers who are engaged in ongoing patent harmonization debates. Prerequisites: Introduction to Intellectual Property or consent of instructor. Law students enrolled in this class will have the option of participating in a one-week extension of the course (Law 4030) in Tokyo, Japan during spring break for an additional credit. Students may enroll for this course alone or for both this course and Law 4030. The overseas option is limited to 12 students. (See Law 4030 for application instructions and deadline). Elements used in grading: class participation, attendance, and short writing assignments.

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Winter

Intellectual Property: International and Comparative Patent Law LAW 4009 Section 01 Class #20429

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14
  • Mon

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Autumn

Intellectual Property: International and Comparative Patent Law LAW 4009 Section 01 Class #29211

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 14

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

2015-2016 Autumn

Intellectual Property: International and Comparative Patent Law LAW 796 Section 01 Class #27286

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 16

Intellectual Property: International and Comparative Patent Law LAW 796 Section 02 Class #27295

  • 2 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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