Course Details

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property component of Concepts of Property deals with the constitutional, statutory, and common law bases for rights in intellectual property. The primary focus will be on trademarks, copyright, and patents. This segment will also touch upon related topics, including trade secrets and right of publicity, to provide a larger picture of intellectual property protection, its rationale, and its effects. The Property Disputes component of Concepts of Property will incorporate the substantive law covered in the Real Property and Intellectual Property segments into a broader consideration of business contexts of property disputes. This course will include an Intellectual Property Litigation component taught by James Speta. This component will examine several important aspects of intellectual property litigation -- particularly patent litigation. The purpose is two-fold, to provide a grounding in these special IP topics and as a window into the U.S. litigation process. The course begins with the timing of litigation, including questions of choice of forum, and continues through the full trial, addressing intermediate steps such as summary judgment practice. Special attention will be paid to the use of expert witness testimony, especially through the lens of patent claim construction litigation, and to remedies. The interaction between administrative process at the PTO and litigation will also be discussed, as will the interaction between IP litigation and antitrust litigation.

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 850-L

Course History

Summer 2017
Title: Intellectual Property
Faculty: Pedraza-Fariña, Laura (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 4