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279.3 sec. 001 - The Business of Intellectual Property (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Jeffrey Ostrow  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 25, 2021
To May 04, 2021

Course Start: January 25, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32154
Class Number: 32154

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 33
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

From patent monetization entities and IP-driven corporate transactions, to global data and privacy policy, to how to approach the uncomfortable clash between AI and IP, lawyers are increasingly called upon to examine an ever changing business landscape and help craft IP strategy that aligns with a set of business, policy and even cultural goals. This course will explore how one approaches and makes those decisions.

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 requires students to write a series of papers.

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.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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