Licensing of intellectual property in its myriad forms is a multi-billion dollar business. Many of this country's Fortune 500 tech companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, Apple and Google, derive a significant percentage of their income from licensing or licensing-related transactions.
Graduates who do commercial transactions will be expected to understand and be able to draft and review technology licensing agreements.
This course provides an in-depth examination of the law of intellectual property licensing.
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 both in-class and take-home.