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276.78 sec. 001 - Fundamentals of Technology Transactions (Fall 2023)

Instructor: Todd P Smithline  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


F 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 130
From August 25, 2023
To December 01, 2023

Course Start: August 25, 2023
Course End: December 01, 2023
Class Number: 32186

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 02/07 02:03 PM

“Technology Transactions” are the deals through which intellectual property-based products and services are created and sold. These deals form the legal webbing between software, SaaS, Internet and device companies and their customers, distribution channels and developers. In other words, Technology Transactions are how tech companies make money.

The framework for the course will be a "Technology Transactions Desk Reference" spanning the core Intellectual Property, contract, privacy and negotiation fundamentals necessary to practice as an in-house or law firm commercial or product legal counsel.

As this is the first time the course is being taught, each student will choose a topic from the Desk Reference, conduct research and produce an analysis in the form of practitioner-friendly training materials in fulfillment of their writing assignment. At the student’s option, their work may be considered for inclusion for the next version of the Desk Reference (which will be released for free under CC BY 4.0).

The class will be primarily discussion based and will include in-class exercises and expert guest speakers.

Attendance in every class session is mandatory and except during in-class exercises, use of phones, laptops or other devices in class is prohibited.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

�Introduction to Intellectual Property Law

Requirements Satisfaction:

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

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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