15.628 Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property
Intensive introduction to the US law of intellectual property with major emphasis on patents, including the process of patent application and the remedies for patent infringement. Also focuses on copyrights and provides a brief look at trademarks and trade secrets. Presents comparisons of what can and cannot be protected, and what rights the owner does and does not obtain. Highlights issues relating to information technology, biogenetic materials, and business methods. Readings include judicial opinions and statutory material. No listeners.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 8-205.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
You can find more information at the 15.628 Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property site or on the 15.628 Stellar site.
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