Intellectual Property (IP)

IP 400. U.S. Trademark Law. 3 hours.

Explores the historical development of trademark law, trademark rights, trademark registration, infringement, special defenses, and unfair competition law. Course Information: Same as JD 400. Previously listed as JD 403/IP 403. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 404. Trial Advocacy: Accelerated for Intellectual Property Attorneys. 3 hours.

IP 409. U.S. Copyright Law. 3 hours.

Explores the historical development of copyright law, creation of copyrights, copyright registration, copyright infringement, special defenses and remedies. Course Information: Same as JD 409 and PTL 409. Previously listed as JD 406/IP 406/ITP 406. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 427. Art and Cultural Heritage Law. 3 hours.

Surveys legal concepts affecting the exhibition and sale of art, the movement of art during war, and the preservation of cultural heritage. Course Information: Same as JD 427. Previously listed as JD 229/IP 425. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 428. Intellectual Property in a Digital Environment. 3 hours.

IP 431. Business Franchise Law and Practice. 2 hours.

Provides an introduction to the structure and characteristics of modern business associations, including agency, corporations, partnerships and limited liability corporations (LLC's). Course Information: Same as JD 431. Previously listed as JD 081/IP 418. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 432. U.S. Patent Law. 3 hours.

Explores all aspects of U.S. Patent Law, before and after the America Invents Act of 2011 and includes patent procurement and enforcement topics. Course Information: Same as JD 432. Previously listed as JD 400A/IP 400A. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 433. Music Copyright and Licensing. 1 hour.

IP 434. Entertainment Law. 2 hours.

Addresses legal considerations that affect the publishing, music, recording, live theater, motion picture, and television industries. Course Information: Same as JD 434. Previously listed as IP 419/JD 215. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 438. Intellectual Property Licensing. 3 hours.

IP 443. Music Copyright and Licensing. 1 hour.

IP 444. Legal Writing for Intellectual Property. 2 hours.

IP 445. Patent Law: Statutory and Regulatory Fundamentals. 2 hours.

IP 448. Publishing Law. 1 hour.

IP 449. Patent Office Practice. 3 hours.

IP 457. Right of Publicity and Protection of Personality. 3 hours.

IP 464. Sports Law. 2 hours.

IP 468. U.S. Intellectual Property Survey. 3 hours.

IP 469. U.S. Trade Secrets Law. 3 hours.

Examines trade secrets, the duty of non-disclosure, appropriation, improper means of discovery, employer-employee relationships, limitations of trade secrets law, and remedies. Course Information: Same as JD 469. Previously listed as JD 440/IP 440. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 473. Intellectual Property In Business Organizations. 2 hours.

IP 477. Intellectual Property in International Business Organizations. 2 hours.

IP 486. Intellectual Property in Start-Up Companies. 2 hours.

IP 490. Intellectual Property Management. 2 hours.

Examines legal standards and management techniques for acquiring, using, and avoiding misuse of intellectual property (IP). Course Information: Same as JD 490. Previously listed as IP 475/JD 475. Prerequisite(s): JD 401, and JD 405, and JD 406, and JD 407, and JD 411, and JD 414, and JD 415, and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413.

IP 499. International Copyright Law. 1 hour.

IP 500. Trademark Litigation. 2 hours.

IP 502. Copyright Litigation. 1 hour.

Examines copyright litigation issues, including jurisdiction, registration as a prerequisite to suit, pleading, statutes of limitations, summary judgment, remedies, attorneys’ fees and sanctions. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 427. Prerequisite(s): JD 409 or IP 409 or PTL 409.

IP 503. Taxation of Intellectual Property. 2 hours.

IP 506. Comparative and International Patent Law. 3 hours.

Examines substantive non-U.S. patent law, including an examination of treaties and conventions and illustration of how international patent systems operate. Course Information: Same as IBT 506 and TX 506. Previously listed as IBT 494/IBT 769. Prerequisite(s): JD 432 or IP 432 or JD 469 or IP 469.

IP 512. Int'l Trademark Law. 2 hours.

IP 513. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 1 hour.

Comprehensively reviews the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its jurisdiction over patent cases from an appellate practitioner’s perspective. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 429FC.

IP 521. Patent Post-Grant Practice. 1 hour.

Reviews the purpose and history of contested IP proceedings, the statutory framework, and how these proceedings fit into the overall patent landscape. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 429PF.

IP 525. Valuation of Intellectual Property. 1 hour.

IP 535. Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Law. 1 hour.

Examines how intellectual property rights are preserved and protected during bankruptcy proceedings. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 460.

IP 537. Administrative Intellectual Property Protection at the U.S. Border. 2 hours.

Considers administrative mechanisms for enforcing I.P. at the U.S. border, and how to combat IP-based unfair competition under Section 337. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 480.

IP 538. Clinic: Patent Advanced. 1-3 hours.

Students work with small businesses and individual inventors on patent applications, office action responses, and draft ex parte reexamination requests to challenge patent validity. Course Information: Same as JD 538. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as IP 439ADV/JD 239ADV. JD students may not complete more than 15 combined clinic and extern credit hours (including no more than 6 externship credit hours). Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 425 or TADR 457; and TADR 494 and TADR 495.

IP 540. Clinic: Trademark Class. 2 hours.

Under the supervision of a trademark practitioner, students will conduct trademark searches, write trademark opinion letters, and prosecute trademark applications before the US PTO. Course Information: Same as JD 540. Previously listed as IP 447C/JD 447C. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 544 or IP 544. Corequisite(s): IP 544 or JD 544.

IP 541. Biotechnology Patent Law. 3 hours.

Examines prosecution and enforcement of biotechnology patents, agreements related to biotechnology inventions and patents in relationship to biotechnology product strategies. Course Information: Previously listed as IP 464. Prerequisite(s): JD 432 or IP 432.

IP 542. Clinic: Trademark Advanced. 1-3 hours.

Under the supervision of a trademark practitioner, students will conduct trademark searches, write trademark opinion letters, and prosecute trademark applications before the US PTO. Course Information: Same as JD 542. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as IP 447/JD 447. JD students may not complete more than 15 combined clinic and extern credit hours (including no more than 6 externship credit hours). Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413; and JD 540 or IP 540; and JD 544 or IP 544.

IP 544. Clinic: Trademark Clinic. 3 hours.

Under the supervision of a trademark practitioner, students will conduct trademark searches, write trademark opinion letters, and prosecute trademark applications before the US PTO. Course Information: Same as JD 544. Previously listed as IP 447CLN/JD 447CLN. Prerequisite(s): JD 401 and JD 405 and JD 406 and JD 407 and JD 411 and JD 414 and JD 415 and JD 416; and LAW 402 or LAW 403 or LAW 404; and LAW 412 or LAW 413. Corequisite(s): IP 540 or JD 540.

IP 550. Externship in Intellectual Property. 1 or 2 hour.

Students selected to participate in this program work with intellectual property attorneys in private and corporate practice. Course Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours. Previously listed as IP 433. JD students may not complete more than 15 combined clinic and extern credit hours (including no more than 6 externship credits).

IP 594. Special Topics in Intellectual Property Law. 1-2 hours.

IP 596. Independent Study in Intellectual Property Law. 1-3 hours.

An independent study project must be approved by the director and requires scholarly study which will result in a significant contribution to intellectual property law. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary to a maximum of 3 hours. Previously listed as IP 431.