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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 4330 - Legal Aspects of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course will focus on topics important and interesting to anyone involved with managing or creating technology. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of fundamental legal issues pertinent to technology management. The course focuses on a wide range of controversial issues regarding intellectual property rights (i.e. patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets) and addresses strategic decision making such as how to protect computer and internet projects. A seminar approach will be followed with student participation expected. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Develop an appreciation and (hopefully) enjoyment of the wonderful world of Intellectual Property
  • Understand the basic nature of the legal system including the court structure and the role oflawyers
  • Understand the difference between intellectual property prosecution and litigation (will bevisited for each major type of IP)
  • Understand the basics of trademark law
  • Understand the basic of patent law
  • Understand the basics of copyright law
  • Understand the basics of trade secret law
  • Understand the basics of IP licensing
  • Understand the basics of IP in relation to an employee / employer context
  • Appreciation for intellectual property considerations in a business setting
  • Basic understanding of how to navigate intellectual property in a business setting
  • Understand the basics of how to research existing patents, trademarks, and copyrights

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

John Osmanski, JD

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