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LIP 917 (01) - Federal Trademark and Copyright Registration Practice

Fed Trademrk&Copyrt Reg Pract

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   18  
CRN: 53202
This course will educate students in federal TM registration, from pre-application trademark searching through post-registration maintenance and monitoring. Students will become familiar with USPTO practice and procedures, including information literacy of PTO database searching, e-filing at the PTO (one of the assignments will be to prepare an electronic trademark application) and paper filing (another assignment is to draft a paper filing response to an office action). USPTO guidelines and governing principles for handling various rejections will be addressed. The course will also cover ex parte appeals to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By applying the students' trademark law knowledge to USPTO practices, students will be expected to develop strategies for hypothetical trademark clients to best meet trademark registration objectives in order to prepare them to counsel clients on mark development, the benefits of federal registration, cost concerns, and other trademark matters. The copyright registration portion of the course will cover statutes, rules, and practice impacting copyright registration. For example, the course will address the benefits of copyright registration (including statutory damages, presumption of validity, and other advantages), categorization of works under the Copyright regulations (for proper form selection), putting the work for hire doctrine into application in the process, the single work rule, copyright notice, handling multiple authors for different contributions to a work, determining the "publication date," and the difference between an "author" and a "claimant." The course additionally addresses the reason and process for the recordation of instruments at the USPTO and the Copyright Office. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Concurrent or prior completion of Fundamentals of Intellectual Property OR Trademarks & Deceptive Practices; OR, prior trademark experience (see Prof. Lembree with questions). Corequisites: Concurrent or prior completion of Fundamentals of Intellectual Property OR Trademarks & Deceptive Practices; OR, prior trademark experience (see Prof. Lembree with questions). Course enrollment is limited to 25 students. Course format: problem-based. Grading: final exam, 25%; class prep. and participation, 5%; other (see syllabus), 70%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Ashlyn Lembree
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 W 10:30am - 12:30pm UNHL 103

LIP 918 (01) - Trade Secrets Law

Trade Secrets Law

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 56926
The focus of this course will be on understanding the nature and impact of trade secrets law in the US on domestic and global business practices. The course will examine: (a) the theory behind trade secret protection; (b) comparisons with approaches to the protection of valuable commercial information in other jurisdictions; (c) the definition of a ?trade secret? in the US; (d) elements of the misappropriation of trade secrets tort at the state level; (e) the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 at the federal level; (f) scope of civil and criminal liability for trade secret misappropriation; (g) duties of confidentiality in relation to trade secrecy; (h) loss of status of a trade secret; (i) trade secrets as a(n) (intellectual) property right; (j) defenses to trade secret actions; (k) remedies for misappropriation of a trade secret. Eligibility: Open to 1Ls. Prerequisites: None. Grading 90% final exam, 10% class participation.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits)
Instructors: Ryan Vacca
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 W 1:00pm - 3:00pm UNHL 200

LIP 919 (01) - Advanced Patent Litigation

Advanced Patent Litigation

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56973
This course will develop skills necessary for effective trial advocacy using the framework of a patent case. The course will cover generating a theory of a case, opening statements, direct and cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, and closing arguments, as well as other trial skills such as voir dire, impeachment, and handling adverse witnesses. Students will also focus on patent-specific trial skills such as arguing claim construction and questioning a technical expert witness. The students will primarily "learn by doing" and so the course will focus on oral advocacy and trial practice. Students will receive individual feedback on their performances. The course will culminate in a full patent mock trial. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: Evidence and Patent Law. Trial Advocacy and Expert Witnesses and Scientific Evidence recommended.. Instructor permission required to enroll. Course enrollment is limited to 8 students. Course format: skills training. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Aaron Jacobs
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 M 8:30am - 10:10am UNHL 240

LIP 928 (1ON) - Intellectual Property Management

Intellectual Property Mgmt

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 54112
Intellectual Property (IP) Management is intended for third year law students as a "capstone" course building on IP courses taken in the second and third years of law school. It is a practical, hands-on course designed to bridge academia and real-life private or corporate practice and is meant to provide the IP professional with a solid foundation in proactive counseling in the area of intellectual property. Exemplary topics include invention harvesting or extracting; invention records and disclosures; inventorship and ownership issues; laboratory notebook practice; patent searching; criteria and procedures for determining type of IP protection, particularly whether to file for patent protection or maintain as trade secret; trade secret policies and protection; IP education; IP audits and due diligence investigations; outside submissions; trademark practice (searching and clearance); international filing considerations, agreement practice, and other aspects of corporate IP management including understanding, developing, executing and/or managing IP strategies, IP committees, and IP budgets consistent with overall business objectives. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Paul Juhasz
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LIP 938 (01) - Intellectual Property Strategies in Today's Industry

IP Strategies in Todays Indust

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/06/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   42  
CRN: 55664
This course will address recent IP issues faced by corporate America by going through the patent battles caused by converging technologies - such as the Smart Phone Wars. Big Pharma versus subject matter eligibility and the Generics, and the Current Automotive Wars. The course will also lay the ground work for thinking about potential upcoming battle grounds such as the Cloud and AI. The course will focus on legal and business strategy and is taught by the associate general counsel and chief patent counsel of Microsoft.
Instructors: Micky Minhas
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/6/2020 1/10/2020 MTWRF 9:00am - 5:00pm TBA

LIP 943 (01) - Music Law

Music Law

Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56930
Music Law is a seminar designed to provide students with an introduction to the areas of law and types of contracts involved in a transactional music law practice. Students will learn how copyright and trademark rights are created, protected and exploited and how various contracts are handled within the music industry. Students will submit a final paper on a provided topic that demonstrates a mastery of the topics covered during the term. Eligibility: Open to all students. This course may be taken on an S/U basis. Grading information: regular submissions/quizzes 20% and research paper 80%.
Instructors: Valerie Lovely
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 R 3:15pm - 4:55pm UNHL 201

LIP 944 (01) - Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Fund of Intellectual Property

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 53198
S/U grading option not available for first-year students. But other students who have completed any course covering the substance of U.S. copyright, patent or trademark law may receive only S/U grades. Objectives: To introduce basic substantive requirements and procedures for obtaining, maintaining and enforcing patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and related subject matters such as rights of publicity and domain names. Description: Beyond the basics, the course explores underlying policy goals and conflicts among types of intellectual property, for example, the tension between patent and copyright protection or the tension between federal and state protection. It also considers goals and conflicts with other laws such as free speech. It also considers matters such as the extent to which various types of IP are "property," available remedies, sources of law, and responsibilities of the two main IP agencies as well as those of various courts. Eligibility: Open to all students. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Ann Bartow
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 TR 1:30pm - 3:00pm UNHL 205

LIP 944 (1ON) - Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Fund of Intellectual Property

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 57077
S/U grading option not available for first-year students. But other students who have completed any course covering the substance of U.S. copyright, patent or trademark law may receive only S/U grades. Objectives: To introduce basic substantive requirements and procedures for obtaining, maintaining and enforcing patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and related subject matters such as rights of publicity and domain names. Description: Beyond the basics, the course explores underlying policy goals and conflicts among types of intellectual property, for example, the tension between patent and copyright protection or the tension between federal and state protection. It also considers goals and conflicts with other laws such as free speech. It also considers matters such as the extent to which various types of IP are "property," available remedies, sources of law, and responsibilities of the two main IP agencies as well as those of various courts. Eligibility: Open to all students. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Jiarui Liu
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LIP 957 (1ON) - Intellectual Property Crimes

Intellectual Property Crimes

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 55555
This course will provide a survey of the growing body of criminal law that relates to the misappropriation and infringement of intellectual property, primarily in the area of copyright, trademarks and trade secrets. The coverage will be presented in a manner that is accessible to students whose primary career interest is either criminal practice or IP practice. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Course enrollment is limited to 16 students. Course format: lecture. Grading: other (see syllabus), 100%. This course may be taken for an S/U grade.
Attributes: Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Instructors: Jacqui Lipton
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 Hours Arranged ONLINE

LIP 962 (01) - Patent Practice and Procedure II

Patent Practice & Procedure II

Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Law (01/13/2020 - 04/24/2020)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 53199
Students will build on their basic claim drafting skills by learning the rules, regulations, customs, and practices for dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when filing and prosecuting patent applications. Students will draft one complete patent specification and claims as well as responses to two USPTO Office Actions. Students may also prepare additional documents for filing with the USPTO. The course format is 2 hours per week of traditional lecture and discussion to cover theory and general principles plus regularly scheduled small group section meetings with a local practicing attorney. During the small group section meetings, the practicing attorney will discuss and provide feedback on the patent application and responses prepared for the course. Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls. Prerequisites: PPI and Patent Law. Course format: lecture. Grading: final exam, 25%; class prep. and participation, 5%; regular submissions/quizzes, 10%; other (see syllabus), 60%. This course cannot be taken for an S/U grade.
Instructors: Stephen Finch
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 T 5:15pm - 7:15pm UNHL 103
1/13/2020 4/24/2020 S Hours Arranged TBA