James W Markwith
LAW P 504
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.
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
Assigned Course readings
Class assignments and grading
Text, cases and handouts.
1 midterm, participation, Final exam