|LAW 265, 3 units.
Although the law of intellectual property has historically been
deeply intertwined with commerce, trade, technology, culture, and
the human condition, recent technological, economic and cultural
changes have dramatically elevated its significance. Modern
intellectual property law includes such diverse topics as
trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrights. This course
provides a broad introduction to these substantive areas and to the
legal reasoning skills involved in intellectual property counseling
and litigation that will benefit students whether or not they choose
to pursue more specialized offerings. No prior technical background
or knowledge is required or expected.