Course Number: 6725
Professor: Melissa Ballengee Alexander
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
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: None
Type of Exam: Essay, short answer and multiple choice
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Exam and class discussion.
Other Comments: All businesses have intellectual property issues, and this course is a good introduction to help prepare students to meet their clients' needs.