Course Details

Trade Secrets Seminar

This seminar will examine the law that governs the protection of trade secrets and other confidential information. This body of law is of increasing importance and will be changing greatly over the next decade. The goal of the seminar is to get a sense of where trade secret law has been and where it is going given the passage of the federal trade secrets statute. We will also examine the linkages between trade secret, patent law, and cybercrime. Most of the reading for the seminar will consist of trade secret case law, to be supplemented by some interdisciplinary readings on trade secrecy protection. Evaluation will be based on class participation, a series of 1 page response papers, and a final research paper. Students who wish can submit multiple drafts according to a provided schedule. Students who would like to complete the 2 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 course section (class nbr 18902) during open enrollment August 24-September 23, 2016. Students who would like to complete the 3 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 603 course section (class nbr 18921) during open enrollment August 24-September 23, 2016.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 741


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Trade Secrets Seminar
Faculty: Kugler, Matthew (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 13