6.903 Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property

Intensive introduction to the law, focusing on intellectual property, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Covers the process of drafting and filing patent applications, enforcement of patents in the courts, licensing IP rights, the differences between US and international IP laws and enforcement mechanisms, and what rights an inventor does and does not obtain. Highlights current legal issues and trends relating to information technology, biogenetic materials, and business methods. Readings include judicial opinions and statutory material, and class participation includes patent drafting assignments, patentability opinions and courtroom presentation. No listeners.
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