Intellectual Property Law and Policy - Part 1: IP and Patent Laws

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Intellectual Property Law and Policy - Part 1: IP and Patent Laws

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Can you really get a patent on a rectangular cell phone shape? Do artists and musicians need over a century of copyright protection for their works? Can you trademark red shoe soles? These are some of the questions that U.S. Congress and the courts have addressed in recent years — and in this IP course, we will, too.

Touching on most areas of commercial and artistic activity, intellectual property (IP) law is an essential component of modern society. In this course, Part 1 of a two-part series, learners will be introduced to a broad overview of the intellectual property laws, the theory underpinning this area of law, and an individual look at patent law.

Part 2 will explore copyright, and trademark law, and consider alternatives to IP and the future of this exciting area of the law.

The focus of this two-part series is on learning some of the seminal legal cases in each area, while also considering the policy ...

Can you really get a patent on a rectangular cell phone shape? Do artists and musicians need over a century of copyright protection for their works? Can you trademark red shoe soles? These are some of the questions that U.S. Congress and the courts have addressed in recent years — and in this IP course, we will, too.

Touching on most areas of commercial and artistic activity, intellectual property (IP) law is an essential component of modern society. In this course, Part 1 of a two-part series, learners will be introduced to a broad overview of the intellectual property laws, the theory underpinning this area of law, and an individual look at patent law.

Part 2 will explore copyright, and trademark law, and consider alternatives to IP and the future of this exciting area of the law.

The focus of this two-part series is on learning some of the seminal legal cases in each area, while also considering the policy implications of the law as it stands.

No previous law experience is required. Join us as we explore the laws and policies that influence and shape our modern lives.

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Salim Amrani

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years ago
The course was really helpful to get started on IP, I liked the real life examples and cases provided which make it easy to memorize and understand well IP.
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Laercio Figueiredo

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years ago
Congratulations for the course. It was very helpful. Professor Polk Wagner dominates the subject and explains very well with good practical examples. The only problem was that I had some difficulties to find all classes (I used the iTtunes U to watch it).
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Rajendra Singh

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
Excellent content and exceptional instructor for IPR II( Copyright and Trademark) as well as IPR I ( Patent Law), very good focus on the concepts and decided as well as ongoing cases mainly from USA. The response from the staff is inadequate, incomplete and delayed- as if there is no co ordination or mutual support within the course administration. The certificate for IPR I course is not available under the dashboard though it was completed 2 months ago, nor there is confirmation exactly when the Certificate will be available for IPR II. In Coursera this is not a problem and their certificates are available as soon the course conditions have been completed for the certificate. EdX needs to make improvements in this regard and nor only give better and complete response but also give user friendly and learner friendly services.
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Zarnaab Aswad

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 12 months ago
When I started with this course, I did not expect it to be as interesting. I was wrong. It was a remarkable experience, the course develops the fundamentals of intellectual property law most importantly patents which is considered to be the most complex of subject matter of IPR laws 'metaphysics of law'. I had a hard time grappling with understanding the concepts of patents through books which were uncomprehending and confusing. But for Prof. Polk Wagner, who made it incredibly easy and interesting. We started from the most fundamental aspects to complex issues like software patents. Goes without saying, the course is very well designed. Edx interface is the best.
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Robert Wright

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 12 months ago
I thought that this was a very good introductory course on this IP topic. The presentations were to the point. The real world examples were very helpful in explaining the material.
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