The retention of the intellectual property or the absolute transfer of such interests to other for purposes of economic exploitation is, however, declining in use and popularity. Rather, it has evolved that maximization of the holder's value in the intellectual property may, in some circumstances, be better achieved by sharing some of the rights, while retaining others. This is the topic of the course in the licensing of intellectual property. The offering explores the myriad business, legal, and negotiating issues involved in the drafting and use of intellectual property licensing agreements.
Students must have taken at least one of the following courses: Copyrights (IPLAW 960), Trademarks (IPLAW 985), and/or Patent Law (IPLAW 980); or receive specific permission of the faculty member after demonstrating special qualifications for the subject matter.
Geoffrey R. Scott