This module covers the substantive and procedural aspects of IP protection (patent, trade mark, copyright and competition law) in the USA. As such the module highlights the differences with the European system and presents alternative solutions or problems in a comparative setting. Taught by: Frederick Frei (Andrews Kurth, Washington); Sean Wooden (Andrews Kurth, Washington)
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At the end of this course, the student is familiar with the most important aspects of intellectual property policy, law and practice in the USA and is conversant with the most recent developments and legislative initiatives.
Standard literature plus additional materials (e.g.; Frei and Wooden, ‘Inequitable Conduct Claims’; Frei, ‘Bilski v. Kapos’, Frei, ‘Patent Misuse’; etc.)