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LAW 0547: Introduction to Intellectual Property
Spring 2024 • Section 21

Course Description

This course will cover the broad outlines of the four major branches of intellectual property law: patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law. Time permitting; the course also will look at the emerging doctrine of "misappropriation" as applied to intellectual property. The course will look generally at why (and how) intellectual property law differs from the law governing real property or tangible personal property, as well as at the special features of each of these sub-fields of intellectual property law. The course should provide a helpful overview of this area of the law for students who do not plan to specialize in intellectual property, as well as providing those who plan to go on to more detailed study of, and practice in, this area with an introductory exposure to the kinds of problems that are common to all intellectual property disciplines.


Day/Time Location
M/W 1:10-2:25 PM Klein 1D

Course Details

  • Donald Harris
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • 1L Elective


Registration Info

Registration Notes

This section of Introduction to Intellectual Law is offered as one of the elective courses available to first year students only. There is a separate registration process in which first year students will participate.

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