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275.15 sec. 1 - Property's Intellect: Comparative Analysis of Intellectual and Tangible Property (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Molly S. Van Houweling  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 134

Course Start: January 08, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 51227


Scholars of intellectual property and tangible property have in recent years engaged in productive
dialogue about the theoretical and doctrinal overlaps between their fields. This seminar will explore this scholarship and related cases and controversies, focusing on themes that emerge from the tangible property canon that can inform our thinking about tricky intellectual property problems. These themes include: the importance of possession as a source of property rights, management of property-related information costs, and the problem of the "dead hand" and other issues related to control of property over time. We will be attentive to both the similarities and differences between
tangible property and IP regimes, attempting to generate valuable insights for both fields.

Students will be required to write original research papers and engage actively in class discussion.

Prerequisites:
One intellectual property class.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Legal Theory and History

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