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279.3 sec. 1 - IP Analytics, Strategy & Decision Making (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Jeffrey Ostrow  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
Instructor: Joshua Walker  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 6:25-8:15
Meeting Location: 136

Course Start: January 09, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49984

This IP decision-making workshop will teach students advanced techniques for dealing with some of the most difficult legal challenges of our time: improving intellectual property outcomes in litigation, transactional, and policy contexts. From the rise of patent monetization entities, to IP-driven corporate transactions, as well as global IP and cyber policy, attorneys are increasingly called upon to combine empirical evidence, technical understanding, and policy savvy with traditional legal acumen. This course will teach and hone those practical skills. Following a deep theoretical overview, students will grapple with IP litigation, corporate risk management, and national policy scenarios while engaging with corporate leaders and national policy makers.

This course is taught by Joshua H. Walker and Jeffrey E. Ostrow. Ostrow chairs both IP litigation and transactional practices (West Coast) for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, an elite global law firm. Ostrow has litigated and tried IP cases for myriad technologies companies, including Intel, Cisco, HP, CSR, Apple, Seagate, and Avistar Communications. Ostrow was recently named as one of the "Daily Journal’s" Top 100 IP Lawyers in California, amongst other accolades. Walker is IP Counsel at Simpson Thacher. He regularly collaborates with elite clients, IP policy-makers, judges, and leading academics to advance the state of the art in IP practice. Walker was the Founding CEO of Lex Machina, Inc. and the Founding Executive Director of Stanford University's CodeX, the first law and computer science lab in the United States. Both Ostrow and Walker have lectured at Stanford Law School.

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Exam Notes: P+
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Business Law
Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
Law and Economics
Litigation and Procedure
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
Public Law and Policy
Social Justice and Public Interest

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