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James W Markwith
LAW P 504
Seattle Campus

Economic Analysis of Intellectual Property

Explores the intersection between intellectual property law and economics from both a macro and micro economic perspective; economic justification of intellectual property law; and portfolio management tools that can evaluate intellectual property protection as an investment. Prerequisite: either LAW P 501 or LAW E 567; recommended: economics. Offered: W.

Class description

Developing efficient laws and policies affecting innovation is one of the most important challenges we face in the 21st century, so we will explore the intersection between IP law and economics from a macro and micro economic perspective with an emphasis on efficiency and the high tech environment. No econ prerequisites.

Student learning goals

Learn basic law and econ fundamentals

Learn the basics of econ analysis of Copyright law

Learn the basics of econ analysis of Trademark law

Learn the basics of econ analysis of Patent law

Learn the basics of econ analysis of Trade secret law

Learn the basics of econ analysis of Open Source, Standards Setting Activities and Antitrust

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Assigned Course readings

Class assignments and grading

Text, cases and handouts.

1 midterm, participation, Final exam


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James W Markwith
Date: 03/28/2014