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Courses|College of Law

Intellectual Property Law

Call Number: 25103
Course Number: 6725-01
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 for many corporations in today's global business world. This course provides an overview and basic understanding of the cornerstones of intellectual property: copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret law. Students will learn the requirements of and limitations on each form of intellectual property protection. Aside from 1 week on trade secret law, this course focuses on federal law.

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 and multiple choice
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Exams 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.

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