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Spring 2023
5201 Intellectual Property Survey - ROBINSON- 17962

Professor(s): Erick Robinson (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  W  Location: 312 

Course Outline: This course covers domestic intellectual property laws - patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret - through statues and cases. It is designed to afford the student who intends to practice in other areas an acquaintance with key IP issues, principles and doctrine, and to provide the intellectual property and information law specialist an introduction to the overall subject. The course will provide roughly equal treatment of patent, copyright and trademark law, approximately four weeks for each, with the remainder applied to the law of trade secrets, introduction, and/or review.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   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.


Quota=20

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/10 6-8pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Required Text:
Ned Snow, Intellectual Property: A Survey of the Law (2nd Ed. 2020)
ISBN 978-1-5310-1833-7
e-ISBN 978-1-5310-1834-4
LCCN 2019953321gma

Other readings will come from cases or articles that you should be able to easily find on Westlaw/Lexis or online. Weekly Readings and Assignments Will Be Posted in Advance