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Spring 2017

7307 WRS: Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property - VETTER- 24687

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  TTH  Location: 209  BLB

Course Outline: A seminar course to study the process of writing a large work and to study advanced topics in intellectual property or information law, typically within trade secrets, patents, trademark, copyright, or information law topics such as privacy, data security, licensing, cyberlaw or internet law. The study is through authorship of a seminar paper that meets the Law Center's upper level writing requirement.

Topics should be chosen and approved during the break between the Fall and Spring semesters, so that the mainline research can be done during the break. The paper will be due in four finished, graded parts: approximately one month, two months, and three months into the semester; and the last submittal of the final paper, due at the beginning of the spring exam period. More details about grading structure and class meetings are available at the course web page.

Course Syllabus: Please see:

Course Notes:   Quota= 12.
Follow the instructions and input on the course web page for confirming topic selection

Prerequisites: Yes  Patent law or copyright law or intellectual property survey or permission of the instructor.

First Day Assignments: Please see:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:
Exam: No
Paper: Yes

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Eugene Volokh, Academic Legal Writing (4th ed. 2010)