LAW Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Foundational Course : IP lawyers tend to represent clients whose intellectual property is a key asset of their business. They need to understand the special nature of intellectual property in a business context - - how it creates value, how it is protected and exchanged, and the role it plays in a competitive economy. Students interested in an IP practice should choose one or more courses that consider intellectual property in a business context. This course explores the theoretical and practical aspects of protecting information as a trade secret.
General course Description:
Industry increasingly emphasizes technology as a means of achieving efficiency and competitive success. The law must provide an environment that encourages commercial investment in research but that also protects an individual's right to change employment or compete directly with a former employer. This course is designed to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of protecting information as a trade secret. It examines the basic legal doctrines and social issues which define this field, and will address the process of trade secret litigation. It focuses on a number of topics of current interest, such as state and federal legislation, "inevitable disclosure," non-competition agreements, defining trade secrets, criminal sanctions, and internal enforcement.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.