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275.3 sec. 001 - Intellectual Property Law (Spring 2023)

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


TuWTh 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 10, 2023
To April 20, 2023

Course Start: January 10, 2023
Course End: April 20, 2023
Class Number: 31950
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 64
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 110
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM

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 patent law, copyright law, trademark law, trade secret law, 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 in the digital age, and design protection.

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Exam Length: 3.5 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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