LAWU 134

Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

3 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 doctrinal areas of IP law 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 apply to those rights, if any, and what constitutes a violation of those rights. Corequisite(s): LAWU 100.  Cross-listed with and equivalent to the following course. (Note: no academic credit is awarded for retaking equivalent course.): LAW 334.