276.67 sec. 001 - Advanced IP: Theories of Innovation Policy and Culture (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Talha Syed (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 115
From January 15, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 32191
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
Intellectual property (IP) rights such as patents, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and "rights of publicity" are of huge economic, cultural and social significance, being central levers for shaping the information economy and internet culture. This course will explore the theoretical foundations and policy implications of these legal regimes, taking into account the leading philosophical, economic and cultural theories developed to understand, evaluate and perhaps modify such laws. Special focus will be given to topics that are of particular economic or cultural significance or current legal controversy.
Grading will be based on class participation, 4 short response papers on a week's readings (2-pages each) and a final paper on a topic of your choice that I approve (a list of possible topics will be provided, but you will also be free to choose your own). Students may satisfy the writing requirement in this course.
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