Protecting Intellectual Property in International Transactions | L4700

The first portion of this seminar will cover topics such as general international conventions and treaties designed to protect intellectual property; conventions and treaties designed specifically for patents, trademarks and copyrights. Students will determine what protections to try to seek for a variety of intellectual property examples and, in pairs, if possible, negotiate and draft a licensing agreement and a manufacturing agreement. Students will then choose a topic from a selection of hypothetical problems, such as filing for patent protection in various jurisdictions, service of process on a foreign corporation, enforcing an arbitral award, resolving conflicts of laws, pre-litigation options. Each student will prepare a presentation for the class on the topic. Then the student will use the class feedback in conjunction with their research for the presentation to complete a paper on their topic. The drafting and paper will take the place of a final exam.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course meets the Upper Level Writing requirement. (ULW)

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