Acquiring Intellectual Property

This online course is "Business Organizations for IP," an in-depth examination of the ways that IP may be acquired other than through creation.  Topics include asset purchase; business transactions, such as joint ventures, joint development organizational options, strategic alliances, licensing, mergers and acquisitions; and patent pooling.  Antitrust implications of these various business transactions are also covered, from a business and legal perspective.  One unique aspect to this online course is the addition of video presentations by attorneys from several countries worldwide who add commentary regarding their country’s requirements, differences from U.S. law, procedures, and their own strategic thinking from a business and legal point of view. Note: There is a Final Project in lieu of an exam that is generally a group project (as decided by the instructor). 
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Course Information
Course #: LAW 328
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Elective
Area of Study: Intellectual Property Law
Credit Hours: Three credit hours.