IP Summer Institutes: Curriculum
The schedule can be found here. (updated 3/20/15)
Students may select classes from APLI or IPSI to a maximum of 4 credits.
Course Descriptions (updated 3/27/15)
Advanced Patent Practice is an intensive course that covers the latest cases and topics in patent law, both in the US and in Europe, and their effects on practice. We will be looking at the latest cases from the Supreme Court and the CAFC on patent eligibility, claim interpretation, obviousness, “exceptional" cases and fee shifting, and other current topics. Experts will discuss the AIA post-grant and inter-partes review procedures, which are becoming increasingly important in patent practice and litigation. Additionally, we will be talking about the latest developments in Europe. Lectures will be given by expert practitioners, judges, and law professors, who will bring a variety of perspectives to the course.
Adjunct Professor Douglas Wood
The law of advertising is not a clearly defined field where legal problems are resolved on the basis of a combination of trade practices than legal decisions. A discussion of advertising law includes unfair and deceptive acts and practices, third party rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, rights of privacy and publicity, unfair competition, etc.), trade regulation (e.g., Federal Trade Commission and state Attorneys General), and self-regulation.
It also includes contract rights between players in the industry, e.g., advertisers, advertising agencies, production companies, celebrities and media companies. With the explosion of social media, advertising law also encompasses on line behavioral advertising, privacy policies, and liabilities for user generated content.
This course is intended to provide the law student with a basic understanding of the laws and legal principles applicable to various types of advertising including: consumer protection, legal and self-regulated trade controls, contractual relationships, issues relating to third party rights, and legal risks in new media.
Adjunct Professor Harrie Samaras
This course will explore how ADR can be used practically and strategically for resolving IP disputes, as well as, what are some of the business considerations and motivations for resolving IP disputes outside of the litigation context.
This course will examine the legal aspects of film and TV Law, with a focus on how legal rules meet the realities of business in the context of film and TV production. Topics will include rights clearance issues, talent contracts, copyright and trademark issues for films as well as copyright and administrative issues unique to television. The course will also discuss the organization of the film and TV industries in this time of transition for the entertainment industry, and situate the relevant law in this context.
Adjunct Professor Robert A. Heverly
Businesses and organizations are confronted every day with issues that arise out of the Internet and the activities it enables. This course will take a practical approach to the Internet, identifying and discussing these issues in the larger context of the law's role in commerce. The course will include a discussion of various issues, and may include topics such as control over the Internet, personal jurisdiction; civil liability (including rules for third-party speech); copyright and control; free speech (including obscenity and indecency); questions of domain names and linking; and online contracting and agreements.
Adjunct Professor Katherine Sulentic
This course will focus on NCAA Division I Bylaws 10-17 and 19 with the intent of providing students with a working knowledge of how Division I colleges and universities apply Division I rules on a daily basis and what institutions must do to remain in compliance. In addition to a review of the NCAA Bylaws listed, this course will look at NCAA major infractions cases, NCAA enforcement guidelines and Bylaws, as well as official AMA interpretations to help illustrate the concepts contained in the Bylaws. Finally, students will learn how NCAA infractions cases are investigated and ultimately processed.
Professor Christopher Frerking
This course will focus on development and management of patent portfolios within an organization. Topics will include invention harvesting, strategic portfolio development, valuation, licensing and enforcement strategy, and administration of patent resources. While there is no formal prerequisite for the class, it is expected that students will have at least basic knowledge of intellectual property, including patents and patent law.
This course is designed to introduce students to the rather specialized pharmaceutical litigation practice. It will provide students with an understanding of the genesis of the Hatch Waxman Act, an act created to streamline the approval of generic drugs, and expedite patent litigation. The course will focus on understanding the various phases of a Hatch Waxman Act case (at FDA, pre-suit, pre-trial, trial, and post trial) through practical examples, from both the branded and generic side. If time allows, we will also discuss the newest legislation pertaining to biologics, passed as part of the Affordable Health Care Act. In particular, we will discuss the differences from the Hatch Waxman Act and how that may impact future litigation.
The purpose of this course is to offer an introduction to the legal and business issues arising in the publishing environment. While elements of self-publishing will be addressed, the course will focus on the “traditional” publishing industry, and will examine a variety of issues as they relate to authors, their representatives, and the publishing houses themselves. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of legal issues in contract negotiation and review, through the examination of a variety of real world publishing and agency agreements; discussion of industry standards and norms; and analysis of each party’s priorities and bargaining power in the deal-making process. [Syllabus]
Interested in law and journalism? Sports Law and Investigative Reporting – the first course of its kind to be offered at any school – will teach the essential skills of investigating, reporting and writing sports stories that involve the law.
This course is primarily designed for law students, journalism students, journalists and attorneys. Front office personnel, university athletic department staff, sports agents, crisis management professionals and team and corporate communications specialists may also find significant value in the course.
Students will gain a valuable overview of sports law and real-world skills for the legal reporting of sports.
By the end of the Sports Law and Investigative Reporting course, students will have:
Intellectual Property Summer Institute
Advanced Patent Law Institute
University of New Hampshire School of Law
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