Duquesne University School of Law

COMMERCIAL USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 2 credits

Elective Course
Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property
Course Requirement: exam
Satisfies Professional Skills requirement
Fulfills Concentration Elective:  Intellectual Property

The course focuses on the applied use of intellectual property rights and the protection and enforcement of those rights in both a commercial context and in litigation and prelitigation settings. Special emphasis will be placed on: the management and strategic use of IP portfolios by businesses; intellectual property concerns in the field of information technology; patent trademark, and copyright infringement, including cease and desist letters and claim construction issues in patent cases; handling of IP issues in mergers and acquisitions; and other practical considerations of using and protecting intellectual property in the marketplace. 

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