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Spring 2023
7307 WRS: Advanced Topics in Intellectual Property - JANICKE- 14455

Professor(s): Paul Janicke (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

Course Outline: Writing on a specific topic in patent, copyright, trade secret, or trademark law. Topics should best be chosen and approved before the December break, so that the main research can be done during the break. There will be five graded submissions: To remain enrolled in the seminar, an approved topic must be agreed by Monday, January 9, and a planned research outline (graded) will be due by January 16. The first section of the paper (graded) will be due Feb. 13; the second section (graded) on Mar. 20; the third section (graded) on April 10; and the edited composite paper (graded) by the last day of regular UHLC classes, April 28. No extensions can be allowed.

Learning Outcomes:
During your time in this course, you will develop competence in thorough legal research and persuasive writing on subjects in the field of intellectual property law. The writing will be thoroughly supported by authorities, and clear enough to be understood by persons unfamiliar with the subject. The finished work will likely be acceptable for publication in a respected journal.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Independent Studies)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis; After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


Prerequisites: Yes  Patent Law, or Patent Remedies & Defenses, or Trademark Law, or Intellectual Property Survey , or copyright law.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

No book required for this course

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