This course provides an in-depth examination of the law of intellectual property licensing.
Licensing is one of the most prevalent types of contracts in the entertainment, media and technology industries today. This course focuses on the importance of licensing to these industries and will look at the similarities, as well as the differences, in licensing practices within and between these industries.
The course also looks at licensing law and practice in the European Union. The course is a hybrid of a traditional law school course, with weekly readings and classroom presentations, and a skills-based course, requiring students to engage in a series of drafting exercises of increasing difficulty.
Prerequisites: Contracts I (120A) and Contracts II (120B).