6.903J Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property

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Undergraduate
Same subject as 15.628J
Prereq: None
Units: 3-0-6
Schedule: MW3-4:30, room 56-154
Instructors: J. A. Meldman, S. M. Bauer
 
DESCRIPTION:
Introductory examination of the US law of intellectual property with major emphasis on patents, including the process of patent application and the remedies for patent infringement. Also focuses on copyrights and provides a brief look at trademarks and trade secrets. Presents comparisons of what can and cannot be protected, and what rights the owner does and does not obtain. Highlights issues relating to information technology, biogenetic materials, and business methods. Readings include judicial opinions and statutory material. No listeners.