To earn a Certificate in General Intellectual Property, a student must complete the eighty-six (86) semester hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the elective course work required for the JD degree, a student must fulfill the following
Complete at least fifteen credit hours from the listed Intellectual Property courses
Required Courses (twelve credit hours)
*Satisfy the senior seminar requirement. Please note that not every seminar is offered every year
BIOTECHNOLOGY PATENT STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
(3 hrs) Designed for students with an interest in the biotechnology aspect of patent law. Covers enablement, utility, claim drafting, means plus function language, obviousness, and the patentability of nucleic acid sequence and expressed sequence stages.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR CORPORATE TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS
(3 hrs) For students interested primarily in a corporate practice. Focuses on issues a corporate practitioner should be aware of regarding transactions involving the transfer of intellectual property assets or technology, such as the sale and licensing of intellectual property generally, licensing software, Internet law, advertising clearance and litigation.
LAW 105 is a prerequisite for this class.
3 credit hours. This course provides a survey of selected topics in the rapidly evolving area of law applied to cyberspace and the internet. The course touches upon numerous areas of substantive law such as intellectual property, torts, jurisdiction, and privacy and the First Amendment, explores how courts have applied the law to the internet, and raises the important policy questions underlying the application of law to this new medium.