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Licensing Course

LAW-775

Course Description

This course addresses the substantive law of licensing primarily in an intellectual property context.  It also teaches the substantive law of trade secrets. The three primary methods of instruction are readings, lecture, and lawyering skills exercises. The lawyering exercises relate to transactional lawyering skills of analyzing, negotiating, and drafting licensing agreements.  Ethical and social justice dimensions of licensing will also be addressed.

Class time will split between (1) learning legal doctrine relating to licensing and trade secrets, (2) introducing and practicing skills, and (3) reflecting on skills assignments after they are completed.

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When:  TTh 11:10 am - 12:25 pm

Required Books & Materials

Licensing & Trade Secrets Gomulkiewicz, Nguyen, & Conway, Licensing Intellectual Property:  Law and Application (3rd edition Wolters Kluwer 2014) ISBN 9780735568495 (I recommend renting this book or buying it as inexpensively as possible; you will probably not want to keep it though it is good for this course)

Lawyering skills -- Stefan H. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis (5th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2015) ISBN 9781454830986 (Any edition will do; I recommend buying used versions of this book to keep.)

Uniform Trade Secrets Act (State) (1985)
Defend Trade Secrets Act (Federal) (2016)

Assignment for First Week

Licensing IP: Gomulkiewiicz, et al  pp. 1-22; 23-29 (CC license)

Skills: Kreiger & Neumann, pp. 3-51 (Lawyering & Problem Solving)

Long-term Assignment:  Reflective Journals (at least weekly entries; due the last week of class)


last updated 18 April 2017