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279.3 sec. 1 - IP Analytics, Strategy & Decision-Making (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Joshua Walker  (view instructor's profile)
Instructor: Jeffrey Ostrow  (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: W 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 134

Course Start: January 08, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49886


Through some of the thorniest legal dilemmas of our time, this IP decision-making workshop will teach students advanced techniques for 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 synthesize empirical evidence, technical understanding, and policy savvy with traditional legal acumen and doctrine. This course will teach and hone those practical skills. Following a deep theoretical overview, students will grapple with reality-based IP litigation, corporate risk management, and national policy scenarios.

This course is taught by Joshua H. Walker and Jeffrey E. Ostrow. Ostrow chairs the global IP practice for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. 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, policy-makers, judges, and leading academics on complex IP data problems. Walker was the Founding CEO of Lex Machina, Inc., is a named inventor of the Stanford Intellectual Property Exchange ("SIPX"), and was 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. Their Spring 2013 seminar at Boalt resulted in the creation of the Berkeley Informatics Lab.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Advocacy Skills Courses
Business Law
Law and Economics
Law and Society
Litigation and Procedure
Public Law and Policy

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