MP511Zk Intellectual Property
Students should enroll in this course after they have taken another course (in the Czech Republic, the United States, or elsewhere) that covered the basics of intellectual property law (copyright, patent, and/or trademark law).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 29/30, only registered: 1/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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At the end of the course, students will be able to do the following:
1) Understand the latest developments and trends in U.S. intellectual property law
2) Interpret the key provisions of U.S. intellectual property statutes that have been affected by the latest developments
3) Identify issues that are affected by the latest changes in U.S. intellectual property law
4) Create strategies for protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in the United States, given the latest developments in U.S. intellectual property law
Class 1 Introduction
Overview of the course; institutional structure, court system, and current issues in intellectual property law protection and enforcement
Class 2 Protectible subject matter (I): Copyright
Latest developments concerning subject matter protectible by copyright, including useful articles, performances, and computer programs
Class 3 Protectible Subject Matter (II): Trademarks
Latest developments concerning subject matter protectible by trademarks, including disparaging marks, the requirement of use, and the interaction of trademarks and other markings and designations
Class 4 Protectible Subject Matter (III): Patents
Latest developments concerning subject matter protectible by patents that stem from U.S. Supreme Court decisions on patent-eligibility and definiteness
Class 5 America Invents Act
Latest developments concerning patentability that stem from the implementation of the America Invents Act, particularly developments concerning novelty and non-obviousness of inventions
Class 6 Copyright, Transmission, and Intermediary Liability
Latest developments concerning transmissions and re-transmissions of copyright-protected works, including the law of internet intermediary liability
Class 7 Exhaustion of Intellectual Property Rights
Latest developments concerning exhaustion of copyright and patent rights, including questions of digital exhaustion
Class 8 Final Review; Current Legislative and Judicial Developments
Overview of bills currently pending in the U.S. Congress and cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, current trends in the lower courts
Professor Trimble will provide the materials for the course, which will be distributed to students electronically.
A take-home exam in the form of multiple-choice questions.