High Technology Licensing



SLN #: 15964
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 017
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Curci

Course Description:
Intellectual property/technology licensing is becoming increasingly pervasive in virtually every industry sector as companies increasingly license their own intellectual property/technology to others or license-in intellectual/property technology from third parties. In this course, we will examine the issues associated with various aspects of intellectual property/technology licensing. We will examine key aspects of patent, copyright (primarily software) and trademark licenses. We will also explore beta test arrangements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, and agreements that provide that a company retains/obtains IP ownership in technology develops by employees and third party developers. We will also look at technology licensing issues associated with industry-sponsored technology standards-setting organizations/consortia and with technology transfer arrangements used by universities/research institutes to commercialize their inventions. The course will have a strong focus on the review and discussion of various license agreements with an emphasis on developing practical drafting and negotiation skills needed for licensing attorneys.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Patent Law or Intellectual Property are recommended.
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Required Paper
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. Per the College of Law policy students can be withdrawn for excessive absence.
Online Course Site: Blackboard