LAW Advanced Legal Writing: Technology Transactions
Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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Advanced Legal Writing: Technology Transactions
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[ Transactional ] Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Contract Design : Lawyers who handle commercial and technology transactions spend a good part of their time crafting contract provisions. This course offers students some "hands-on" practice in constructing readable provisions and anticipating common problems in some typical technology deals.
General course Description:
This course covers the foundations of drafting contracts in a modern commercial setting, primarily through weekly hands-on writing exercises that illustrate business problems commonly found in today's technology transactions law practice. Topics to be addressed will include basic contract anatomy, common clause ambiguities, structuring for readable "flow", and drafting-for-negotiation techniques. Final examination will involve crafting a full-length technology license agreement from a rough term sheet that appears to have been pecked out on some sort of mobile device. No prior business law coursework, intellectual property background, or martial arts proficiency required. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments, Final Exam.