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275.6 sec. 1 - Intellectual Property Strategy (Fall 2012)
Instructor: Rahul Kapoor (view instructor's teaching evaluations)
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Meeting Time: Th 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 240
Course Start: August 23, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49739
This course focuses on intellectual property strategy for technology companies and investors in technology-focused businesses. The course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of key strategy issues in the field of intellectual property law, and to help prepare students to take leadership roles in addressing such issues in business and/or practice. The goal of the course is to give students grounding in the strategic thinking necessary to guide a company's overall approach to intellectual property business and legal issues. To that end, we will focus much less on the detailed rules and doctrine that determine which works and products are protectible under any traditional statutory scheme, and much more on overall corporate policy regarding the best way to commercialize and exploit the strategic potential of a company's core intangible assets. We will discuss the acquisition, enforcement, and licensing of intellectual property, as well as less legal-centric techniques for appropriating the value of investment in intangibles.
High profile legal practitioners and business executives from important technology companies will join the instructor as guest lecturers.
At least one (1) intellectual property class or Professor's permission.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.