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Intellectual Property: Doctrine & Theory Seminar*

Course Abbreviation: 
SEM 997A Spring 2014
Credits: 
3
Credit Only: N Anon Gr: N

This seminar will address recent topics in intellectual property law (IP): patent, trade mark and trade secret law. The seminar will address, IP’s jurisprudential and economic underpinnings; the rights of creative professional and artists’ and maker’s rights; the question of property rights in the digital age, competing accounts of patent law and the dispute over open access IP regimes; and finally the doctrinal question of subject matter patentability in the context of DNA and genetically enhanced agricultural products. The seminar will work through the recent and important literature in IP; theoretical questions will be addressed in the context of IP doctrine, including recent landmark IP cases.

*Special topic course

Prerequisites: 
None