POLECON Politics and Business in Europe
Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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Politics and Business in Europe
Graduate School of Business
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in International Business : IP lawyers who understand the client’s business context and the relative value of technical developments in the industry can more readily assist the client with IP licensing and litigation strategies in both national and international markets. Students interested in an IP practice should consider taking this course, which considers some of the policy and regulatory challenges clients might face when seeking to enter foreign markets. The European Union is a large target market for U.S. companies developing new technologies.
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The policies of the European Union (EU) have a tremendous impact on the activities of global companies. Companies that want access to the EU market of nearly half a billion consumers must comply with EU product standards. Mergers of companies active in the EU require EU approval. For these reasons it is important to understand the politics and policies of the EU. Europe is going through a period of rapid change both at the economic and political level. Markets are being deregulated, and political institutions are constantly being reformed. A single currency has been introduced, and the EU is expanding eastward. Trade disputes have become more prevalent, and transatlantic relations have been strained. This course studies the politics of the EU and its member states, the principal economic and political issues that are currently on the EU's agenda, and their effect on business. The course consists of class discussions, case studies, and a number of guest lectures by European business peo
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law