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275.3 sec. 001 - Intellectual Property Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Peter S Menell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MTuTh 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 105
From January 10, 2022
To April 26, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: April 26, 2022
Class Number: 31502
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 76
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 150
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course serves as a gateway to Berkeley Law’s extensive law and technology curriculum by providing a general overview of intellectual property law. The course begins with an analysis of the competing policies underlying the intellectual property laws. It covers the basics of utility and design patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and other state IP-related areas of law, as well as some of the salient controversies in intellectual property law, including: patent protection for software and biotechnology; copyright enforcement challenges posed by the Internet age; protecting trademarks on the Internet; and the Defend Trade Secrets Act.

Due to the public health situation, this class is likely to be conducted via Zoom to accommodate an instructor health issue.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Intellectual Property Statutes: 2021
    Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley, Robert P. Merges, Shyamkrishna Balganesh
    Edition: 2021
    Publisher: Clause 8 Publishing
    ISBN: 9781945555206
    e-Book Available: Yes
    Price: $32.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age 2021 - Volumes 1 and 2
    Peter S. Menell et al.
    Edition: 2021 Edition, 2021
    Publisher: Clause 8 Publishing, Berkeley CA (Peter Menell, President)
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 60.00
    Price Source: user provided

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