Instructor: David Novick
Time: 4:30-5:50 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays
Room: CRBL C304
Textbook: Loren & Miller, Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (ver. 3.2, 2014). This required text is available only at http://www.semaphorepress.com/IntellectualPropertyLaw_overview.html. Semaphore Press uses a publishing model different from the traditional law school casebook publishers. I encourage you to read about Semaphore Press's publishing approach on its Web site. This book has a suggested price of $30, which is much lower than the $165 for the text from traditional publishers in previous semesters. I urge you to pay the suggested retail price in order to keep high-quality legal educational material available at reasonable prices. Important: Bring the book to class on your laptop.
Details: Syllabus, Course Outline
This course introduces students to intellectual property law, with particular attention to topics of interest for the fields of engineering and computing. Students will gain basic skills in critical thinking, reading, understanding and explaining statutes and cases relating to intellectual property. Most of the course is taught using law-school methods. Cool features:
- Projects working with real inventions, where the inventors will rely on the projects' results
- Moot-court appelate arguments, with experienced attorneys as judges
- Lots of classroom interaction, building critical-thinking skills
You can find a useful introduction on how to read and brief cases at http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/briefing.html.