Innovation Law Seminar

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3 Credit Hours

This Innovation Law seminar allows students to explore topics at the intersection of law and innovation. For example, what are the optimal policy ingredients, laws, and business strategies for managing innovation? We will examine policies and disputes over the control of ideas and intellectual property; mobility of skilled employees; regulations such as advertising of new products; ethical issues at the edge of innovation, such as privacy and IP in medical technology, artificial intelligence, and technology programmed for addiction; and transactions in innovation such as venture finance, non-competes, IP licensing, and cross-business partnerships. The course will begin with fundamental readings and exploring themes as students develop their topics for papers, continue with guests speakers and discussion of newsworthy issues in innovation law, and finish with student presentations. The course satisfies the upper level writing requirement.

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