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Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in IP in Regulated Industries : Students interested in IP issues affecting business sectors like the food and drug industry or the communications industry, should take either Administrative Law or Regulated Industries to better understand the regulatory oversight that may affect technological innovation in those industries.
General course Description:
Law 220 examines public policies for dealing with problems arising in markets in which competitive forces are weak. The focus is on monopolies, oligopolies, cartels, and other environments where market mechanisms are unlikely to produce outcomes that benefit consumers more than the alternatives involving costly government intervention. The two main areas examined are competition policy and economic regulation. Competition policy refers to policies that define certain market behavior as illegal because it is harmful to competition. Economic regulation refers to policies in which government controls prices and/or decides which firms can participate in a market. Other areas of regulation, such as product and workplace safety standards, are not included in this course. This course is cross-listed with the Economics Department (Same as ECON 158). Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments, Final Paper and Final Exam.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.
Course Frequency: Varied, check w/ registrar