754 IP Transactions

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; using intellectual property in financing start-ups; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; intellectual property licensing; and intellectual property in mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy.

Enrollment Prerequisite

Intellectual Property is highly recommended. If you have not taken Intellectual Property, there is a 40 page Appendix in the text (which is not part of the required reading) that covers many fundamental IP issues, and I will also spend the first half of the first class giving a basic overview of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
 

Course Areas of Practice
2017
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2
  • Scheduled in-class examination
  • Final Exam
  • Class participation
John Fuscoe M 6:00-7:50 PM 3000

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; using intellectual property in financing start-ups; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; intellectual property licensing; and intellectual property in mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcy.

Syllabus: File 754.01.Spring2017-syllabus.docx

Pre/Co-requisites

Intellectual Property is highly recommended. If you have not taken Intellectual Property, there is a 40 page Appendix in the text (which is not part of the required reading) that covers many fundamental IP issues, and I will also spend the first half of the first class giving a basic overview of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.
 

Enrollment Restrictions
Check pre-co-requ
2016
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2 Kenneth D. Sibley, John Fuscoe M 3:45-5:35 PM 4044

Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; organization and financing start-ups involving intellectual property; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; licensing; and intellectual property in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Pre/Co-requisites

Law 270 Intellectual Property

Enrollment Restrictions
None
2015
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2 Mark H. Webbink, Kenneth D. Sibley M 4:45-6:35 pm Room 4042
Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; organization and financing start-ups involving intellectual property; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; licensing; and intellectual property in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Law 270 Intellectual Property
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2014
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2 Mark H. Webbink M 4:30-6:20 pm M 4:30-6:20 pm Room 4042
Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; organization and financing start-ups involving intellectual property; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; licensing; and intellectual property in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Law 270 Intellectual Property
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Spring 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2 Mark H. Webbink M 4:30-6:20 pm Room 4042
Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; organization and financing start-ups involving intellectual property; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; licensing; and intellectual property in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Law 270 Intellectual Property
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Spring 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

754.01 2 Mark H. Webbink M 4:30-6:20 pm M 4:30-6:20 pm Room 4055
Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are the currency of an innovation economy. Each of these forms of intellectual property may be bought and sold, licensed, or used as security. How each is used will depend on the business context; the needs of a start-up company being far different from those of a multinational corporation. This course will focus on intellectual property transactions in various business contexts, including: maximizing value and assessing risks; organization and financing start-ups involving intellectual property; protecting trade secrets; employment issues related to intellectual property; licensing; and intellectual property in public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Pre/Co-requisites
Law 270 Intellectual Property
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.