LAW 708A

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

2 Unit(s)

This course provides an overview of the main fields of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, including trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyrights. It explores the theoretical justifications for providing “property-like” rights in the intangibles that each of these main doctrines of IP protects. The course examines what is protected by each type of IP, what is required to have valid IP rights, what rights the IP owner has, what limits on those rights are, and what constitutes a violation of those rights.