Intellectual property is increasingly crucial for businesses. This course will explore the tax treatment of IP throughout its lifecycle, including development, sale, purchase, license, and litigation. The course will also explore how multinational corporations use IP strategies to reduce their tax bill, such as Apple and Google’s “Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich.” This course will provide valuable practical insights for students planning to practice in either tax law or IP law. The course will start with a review of the relevant basic tax and IP principles, to ensure that students with coursework in only one of the two areas can fully participate.
Up to six students may also satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement (i.e. ‘cert’) by doing a concurrent 1 or 2 credit independent study with the instructor.P: Income Taxation, or Intellectual Property Law Survey, or Patent Law, or Patent Law Seminar.
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Last offered Spring 2014.