Intellectual Property Courses

A. Core Courses

1. Introductory Sequence

All students are required to take the following entry level course. It is strongly recommended that students take this course before taking any other Intellectual Property Concentration courses:
Intellectual Property Survey 3 credits
All students must also take two (2) of the following four (4) courses by the time of graduation.
Copyright Law 3 credits
Patent Law 3 credits
Trade Secrets Protection and Exploitation 2 credits
Trademark Law 3 credits

2. Skills/Experiential Learning Courses

In addition to the Introductory Sequence, students must take at least one (1) skills/experiential learning course chosen from the following approved list:
Advanced Legal Writing: Intellectual Property Litigation 3 credits
Directed Study in Intellectual Property 2 credits
Biotechnology & Life Science Start up for Lawyers & Business Professionals 3 credits
Externship in an Intellectual Property Field* 2/3 credits
*Please Note: This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and student participation, and is subject to prior approval by one of the Concentration Faculty Directors.
Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic 5 credits
Intellectual Property and Licensing 2 credits
Intellectual Property or Patent Law Thesis 2 credits
* Please Note: The Thesis may be graded on either a credit/no credit or letter grade basis, at the discretion of the faculty member serving as the Thesis advisor. Students must obtain prior approval from their Thesis advisor before registering for the Thesis course.
Intellectual Property Transactional Skills 2 credits
Journal of High Technology Law* 2 credits
* Please Note: This is course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and is subject to the student being selected as a journal staff member. Once on the journal, staff members must complete required work and have it certified by the journal's advisor, Professor Rustad. Staff members may only count two (2) credits of journal work toward completion of the IP Law Concentration, even though they may receive additional credits for completion of the J.D. degree.
Participation in:
Giles Rich Patent Law Moot Court Competition 2 credits
Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition 2 credits
* Please Note: These courses are graded on a credit/no credit basis and participation is subject to being selected as a team member.
Patent Litigation Practice 2 credits
Patent Prosecution I: Drafting 2 credits
Patent Prosecution II: PTO Practice 2 credits
Patent Law: Post Grant Practice 2 credits
Research Assistant 2 credits
* Please Note: This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis and is subject to the student being selected as a research assistant for a full-time faculty member conducting research in an intellectual property law field.
Trademark Practice: PTO 2 credits
Transactional Skills   2 credits

B. Advanced IP Electives Menu

Students must take additional Intellectual Property courses, including at least one course from the following list, in compiling their eighteen (18) credits for the IP Law Concentration.
Antitrust 3 credits
Biomedical Law and Public Policy 2 credits
Biotech Patent Law  2 credits
Directed Study Project 2 credits
* Please Note: This course requires prior approval by one of the Concentration Faculty Directors.
E-Discovery Law 2 credits
Emerging Issues in Law, Information Technology and Transnational Business 2 credits
Entertainment Law 2 credits
Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, and the Law 3 credits
European Union 3 credits
International Business Transactions 3 credits
Intellectual Property Thesis 2 credits
International Intellectual Property 2 credits
International Trade Law 3 credits
Sports Law 2 credits
Taxation of Intellectual Property 3 credits