6.903 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.
6.903 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. M. Bauer.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in 38-166.
This class counts for a total of 6 credits.
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