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279.3 sec. 001 - The Business of Intellectual Property (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Jeffrey Ostrow  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
    Location: Law 130
    From January 13, 2020
    To April 28, 2020

Course Start: January 13, 2020
Course End: April 28, 2020
Class Number: 32194

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 30
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 32
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

From IP-driven corporate transactions to the rise (and recent fall) of patent monetization entities, attorneys are increasingly called upon to offer not only legal but practical, real-world business advice. So, how does IP fit in the corporate world?

This class will examine not only how to create a strategy around IP, but also how IP is perceived, misperceived, used, misused, understood and misunderstood. It will look at how the best-laid plans to monetize IP have succeeded and failed, and occasionally, how some just get lucky. We will look at the business of IP in litigation, transactional, and policy contexts.

This course is taught by Jeffrey E. Ostrow. Jeff chairs the global IP practice for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. He is both a seasoned IP transactional lawyer as well as a litigator who has tried IP cases for myriad of companies across technologies. Jeff has been named as one of the "Daily Journal’s" Top 100 IP Lawyers in California, and has accumulated many other accolades.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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