LGP 990 (07) - Law Special Topics

LawSpcTop/IP Indigenous Commun

Law   Franklin Pierce School of Law :: General Practice (LAW)
Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Law (01/02/2024 - 05/10/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   33  
CRN: 57022
Special topics courses explore emerging developments in the law or take advantage of special expertise provided by visitors and guest faculty. Courses offered under this title are approved by the Associate Dean and may be designated to meet skills or advanced writing requirements. Special topics classes may only satisfy elective credit and are available only to law students after their first year of study and graduate students by permission.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.
Instructors: Megan Carpenter, Micky Minhas

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/8/2024 1/12/2024 MTWRF 9:00am - 5:00pm OFFCMP TBD
Additional Course Details: 

IP and Entrepreneurship for Indigenous Community Development


This course is held in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the University of Hawaii, and UNH Franklin Pierce.  This main objective of this course is to understand the role of intellectual property in entrepreneurship and how lawyers can support entrepreneurs to best develop and manage intellectual property (IP) assets, integrate them into a successful business, and align the company’s IP strategy with its business strategy.  The course will apply these concepts to case studies involving indigenous and Native Hawaiian business and community development, and will discuss international, regional and national experiences, policy options and legal mechanisms available or under consideration for the intellectual property protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. 


The course will introduce students to different types of IP (copyright, trademark, patents, and trade secrets) and discuss their uses in companies at various stages of development. The course will cover best practices for developing, protecting, licensing, and enforcing IP rights.  The course will apply these concepts to existing indigenous – including Native Hawaiian – business and community development efforts, and introduce students to the legal mechanisms available (or not) for IP protection of traditional knowledge and cultural expression. 


The students will also engage in applied learning through simulations and reflection.