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LIP 951 (01) - Technology Licensing

Technology Licensing

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 13435
This course will focus on general licensing concepts and principles, as well as more creative licensing arrangements involving the licensing of patents, trade secrets and trademarks. The course will provide an emphasis on understanding and drafting key licensing clauses, valuation and royalty determinations, antitrust and misuse problems, international licensing, negotiation strategies including understanding the role of the lawyer and client, and administration of license agreements. The course will address various licensing scenarios including licensing in (your client licenses from a third party), licensing out (your client licenses to a third party), university licensing and collaborative licensing arrangements. The course may involve legal research in select areas and hands-on negotiation as part of the grading. A technological background is not a prerequisite, but preferred. Some knowledge of intellectual property law (patents, trade secrets and trademarks) is necessary for this course. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Eric Raciti
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 T 10:00am - 12:00pm UNHL 274

LIP 954 (01) - Patent Law

Patent Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 13429
Patent systems and patent laws exist to promote investment in and development of technology. The recently-enacted America Invents Act (AIA) and certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the last 5 years have brought the most dramatic changes to U.S. patent law in more than 50 years. This course focuses on the fundamentals of U.S. patent law including patentability, infringement, inventorship, and ownership. The course will also explore some of the underlying themes in patent law as well as the purpose of and justifications for a patent system. The course reading includes the patent statute (Title 35 of the United States Code) both pre-AIA and post-AIA and selected case law primarily from the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The course will generally address both the procurement and enforcement of U.S. patents. Although this course will cover the legal principles underlying patent claim drafting and patentability, this course will not focus on patent practice and procedure.
Instructors: Ryan Vacca
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 MW 10:30am - 12:00pm UNHL 205

LIP 954 (1ON) - Patent Law

Patent Law

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13443
Patent systems and patent laws exist to promote investment in and development of technology. The recently-enacted America Invents Act (AIA) and certain U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the last 5 years have brought the most dramatic changes to U.S. patent law in more than 50 years. This course focuses on the fundamentals of U.S. patent law including patentability, infringement, inventorship, and ownership. The course will also explore some of the underlying themes in patent law as well as the purpose of and justifications for a patent system. The course reading includes the patent statute (Title 35 of the United States Code) both pre-AIA and post-AIA and selected case law primarily from the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The course will generally address both the procurement and enforcement of U.S. patents. Although this course will cover the legal principles underlying patent claim drafting and patentability, this course will not focus on patent practice and procedure.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Kevin Carroll
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LIP 961 (01) - Patent Practice and Procedure I

Patent Practice & Procedure I

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 13430
Students will learn to draft patent claims that are acceptable to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and to the United States courts. Students will become familiar with the statutes, regulations, practice, and customs that guide the drafting of acceptable patent claims. The course format consists of lecture and small section meetings. The entire class meets with the Professor for lecture 11/2 hours per week to cover theory and general principles. Students meet in small sections with local practicing patent attorneys 11/2 hours per week to practice and review the mechanics of claim drafting. Students weekly draft and turn in claims for review and feedback by the practicing patent attorneys. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: None. Patent Law is highly recommended and may be taken concurrently.. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 60%; midterm exam, 30%; class prep. and participation, 10%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Stephen Finch
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 TR 5:15pm - 6:45pm UNHL 205

LIP 961 (1ON) - Patent Practice and Procedure I

Patent Practice & Procedure I

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13431
Students will learn to draft patent claims that are acceptable to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and to the United States courts. Students will become familiar with the statutes, regulations, practice, and customs that guide the drafting of acceptable patent claims. The course format consists of lecture and small section meetings. The entire class meets with the Professor for lecture 11/2 hours per week to cover theory and general principles. Students meet in small sections with local practicing patent attorneys 11/2 hours per week to practice and review the mechanics of claim drafting. Students weekly draft and turn in claims for review and feedback by the practicing patent attorneys. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: None. Patent Law is highly recommended and may be taken concurrently.. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 60%; midterm exam, 30%; class prep. and participation, 10%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Kristina Grasso
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LIP 973 (01) - Advanced Patent Law Seminar

Advanced Patent Law Seminar

Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13383
The America Invents Act (AIA) is the most significant reform of US patent law in over sixty years. It brings in its wake numerous procedural changes that will transform how patent attorneys approach their filing and litigation strategies, in addition to difficulties that are certain to arise due to the continuing application of the current patent law. Case law from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), which has exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases emanating from all the district courts, already illustrate some of the issues that the AIA is likely to give rise to. Following the implementation of the AIA, the CAFC will have an even greater influence over the development of patent jurisprudence. This course will examine some of the more significant changes under the AIA through the use of statutory interpretation and in-depth analysis of CAFC case precedents. It will complement the existing doctrinal patent law courses and develop students' awareness of the intricacies of patent practice as well as their skills in statutory analysis and case law interpretation. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Patent Law. Course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course must be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Arthur Gajarsa
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 T 5:30pm - 7:30pm UNHL 227

LIP 977 (1ON) - Trademarks and Deceptive Practices

Trademarks&Deceptive Practices

Credits: 3.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 17437
The goal of this course is to review trademark and other state and federal law designed to protect commercial goodwill; to explore the tension between trademark and related rights as intangible commercial property, on the one hand, and as devices to further competition and to prevent consumer deception, on the other; to explore trademark-related issues raised by commerce and speech on the Internet; to evaluate the rights of authors, artists, and other celebrities to trademark-like protection of their personae; and to analyze advertising claims against the backdrop of consumer perception. (The U.S. is a common law country in which trademarks are established through use and not registration. This course does not address the process for federal trademark registration; rather, it approaches trademark law from the standpoint of establishing trademark validity and enforcing valid trademarks through litigation or other dispute resolution mechanisms.) Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 70%; midterm exam, 30%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Alexandra J. Roberts
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 Hours Arranged TBA

LIP 979 (01) - Intellectual Property Enforcement at the International Trade Commission

Intel Prop Enforcement at ITC

Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 13412
This course examines the role of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in investigating allegations of unfair trade practices relating to intellectual property rights. While up to 90% of the ITC's cases revolve around patents, the ITC also investigates cases relating to copyright, trademark and trade secret violations. The focus of this course will be on Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, which establishes the ITC's jurisdiction, and will cover all aspects of litigation at the ITC, from the institution of an investigation under Section 337 to available remedies. The course will also review recent ITC decisions and appeals from the ITC to the Federal Circuit. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: US patent law. Subject to the instructors? approval, international students who are concurrently taking Patent Law or Fundamentals of IP may be permitted to enroll in the course, provided they have substantial patent prosecution or other patent practice experience. Grading: see syllabus. Course must be taken on a S/U basis.
Instructors: John Rabena, William Mandir
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 Hours Arranged TBA

LIP 980 (01) - E-Commerce and The Law

E-Commerce & The Law

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 13400
Thousands of years ago our ancestors made the leap from a culture and economic system based on hunting and gathering to one of domesticated animals and planned agriculture. That change transformed the existing social, political, and, eventually, legal structures to accommodate new challenges. Today we are in the midst of another transformation that is testing the existing social, political, economic and legal structures, so painfully wrought to serve the needs of the Industrial Age. At the most fundamental level commerce, the basis of the economy, has changed. Although in the strictest technical sense electronic commerce has been around since the invention of the telegraph, the emergence of computer networks has propelled e-commerce to the forefront of modern business practice. Today, the use of electronic information and communication technologies to facilitate the buying and selling of goods and services is both commonplace and essential. This course is designed to provide the student with a foundational understanding of how the legal system in the United States is struggling to accommodate the challenges of the Information Age as the economy, society and everyday lives are transformed by new and emerging technologies. During the term, we will explore the emerging (and sometimes conflicting and uncertain) body of case and statutory law, and discuss the underlying policy concerns, as they apply to the use of new information technologies in the increasingly interconnected global society. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: William Murphy
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 W 10:30am - 12:30pm UNHL 202

LIP 981 (01) - Online Brand Management

Online Brand Management

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Law (08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 13427
This course will cover Internet governance, domain name creation, domain name rights, dispute resolution options, and literacy in obtaining information about changing policies and opportunities for participation in Internet governance. The course format will comprise lectures (including ICANN and Internet industry leaders), online attendance at ICANN meetings, and collaboration meetings. Students will be asked to choose a topically relevant output, which may include a white paper, news briefs/blog, submission of comments to ICANN, a best practices document, or some other written medium to utilize the knowledge gained during the class to move forward the discussion of rights and claims in the management on a brand in the online environment. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course enrollment is limited to 20 students. Course format: lecture. Grading: research paper, 75%; other (see syllabus), 25%. Course has an ungraded component or practicum. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Ashlyn Lembree
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/6/2019 R 9:00am - 11:00am UNHL 102