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PRL 156 - Intellectual Property Law

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An introduction to intellectual property (IP) law.  The course will include what is necessary to obtain patents, copyrights, trademarks and what constitutes a trade secret.  How to prepare applications to secure IP interests will also be included. 
Prerequisite: PRL 102 , PRL 103 , PRL 112  
Competencies
  1. Examine the Law of Intellectual Property            
    1. Describe the Types of IP Law
    2. Differentiate between IP and Other Forms of Property
    3. Discuss Requirements for the Protection of Various Types of IP
  2. Analyze the Law of Patents
    1. Describe the Various Types of Patents
    2. Discuss Patent Infringement
    3. Explain the Patent Search Process
  3. Evaluate the Law of Copyrights
    1. Explain the Basis for Copyright Protection
    2. Identify the Federal and State Statues that Govern Copyright Law
    3. Describe Elements of Copyright Infringement
  4. Compare the Law of Trademarks
    1. Explain the Basis for Trademark and Service Mark Protection
    2. Identify the Federal and State Statutes that Govern Trademark Law
    3. Describe the Elements Used in Evaluating a Proposed Trademark
  5. Analyze the Law of Trade Secrets
    1. Differentiate Trade Secret Protection from Copyright and Patent Protection
    2. Identify Examples of Trade Secrets
    3. Find Sources of Trade Secret Law
  6. Evaluate International Protection of IP
    1. Discuss Unfair Competition
    2. Describe False Advertising
    3. Investigate Enforcement Options



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