Intellectual Property (3 credits)

This seminar explores the theoretical and policy foundations of patent, copyright, trademark, and related laws. The readings consist of both contemporary and “classic” law review articles and other primary and secondary sources that explore connections between – and a variety of possible justifications for – intellectual property law. Each student will conduct original research on an intellectual property topic of their choosing and make a classroom presentation on that topic. Each student will also produce a significant piece of original writing which meets the upper-level writing requirement. Prerequisites: At least one of the intellectual property law courses offered at FSU College of Law. Special permission may be granted by the professor to a student taking an intellectual property course concurrently with the seminar. Satisfies ULWR.