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College of Law

Intellectual Property Law

Course Number: 6725
Professor: Melissa Ballengee Alexander
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Intellectual property is the most valuable asset many corporations have in today's global business world. This traditional doctrinal course introduces students to basic principles of federal copyright, patent, and trademark law. Given the breadth of material covered, the course is best understood as a first step for students interested in specializing in this area and an essential overview for any general practitioner.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Class discussion, problem-solving, exam.
Written Assignments: Short essay and practical exercizes.
Type of Exam: Essay, short answer and multiple choice
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Exam, essay, participation and current event report.
Other Comments: All businesses have intellectual property issues, and this course is a good introduction to help prepare students to meet their clients' needs.

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