Spring 2014
6384 Intellectual Property Strategy & Management - VETTER- 23691

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 
Business and Commercial Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TThLocation: BLB-3 

Course Outline: Course Description:
Through speakers, case study readings, other readings, and class discussion, this course covers the central concepts and roles involved in
strategic management of intellectual property rights, such as patent, copyright, trademark, know-how, digital information, and licensing of all these. The course will examine a variety of corporate settings, with some additional emphasis on startups and organizations whose assets are primarily intangible. During most weeks of the fourteen week semester, there will be a speaker on either Tuesday or Thursday, with the other day dedicated to discussion of readings and/or the speaker presentations. It is expected that there will be nine to twelve speakers during the semester. The course will examine the use and strategic deployment of intellectual property rights in relation to business strategy and market ecologies.

Course Syllabus: See link below:

http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/gvetter/classes/IPstratMgmtSpring2014/IPstratMgmtSpring2014.htm

Course Notes:   All students are on call the first week

Prerequisites: No  none, but IP Survey is recommended (students without knowledge of intellectual property rights should expect to undertake additional reading from an online resource given on the course syllabus)

First Day Assignments: The first week assignments are posted on the course syllabus link.

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home Exam      

This course will have:
Exam: Take-home final during the last week of the course, graded blind against your exam number. The fina
Paper: No

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No