This course is an advanced intellectual property law seminar that focuses on intellectual property law and its application to federal and state technology transfer activities. The course will have a particular emphasis on the seminal Patent and Trademark Law Amendments of 1980, commonly known as the Bayh-Dole Act. The Bayh-Dole Act dramatically changed the relationships between the federal government, universities and private industry, creating a new profession of technology transfer officer and resulting in stimulating the creation of a large number of incubator companies and licensing opportunities. The legislative history and underlying policy tensions of Bayh-Dole will be examined as well as regulatory and agency policy that puts the law into every day practice. Policy demands for innovation, transparency, and sound public investment will also be examined from a federal procurement perspective. In addition, the seminar will examine recent Supreme Court decisions and the America Invents Act and what they mean for technology transfer. Prerequisites: either the basic course in Patent Law or the Intellectual Property Law Survey.
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Spring, 2013 (Evening).