This is the webpage for a class from the PAST that
has ALREADY ENDED. Current class information is available here
- 11/19/13: I am posting selected answers to student questions leading up to the exam.
- 10/28/13: We're still behind! I am striking from your reading for next time the case, Bill Graham Archives v. Dorling Kindersley Ltd., pages 653-59. The full assignment for Wednesday is now: 628-39; 652-53 (intro material to section); and 659-70 (Blanch v. Koons and notes following, including Problems 4-46 to 4-48.) You may also skip note 2 on 667-68, which is about the cut case.
- 10/23/13: Because we are a little behind, I am moving the assignment to read a particular case (American Geophysical Union v. Texaco) from Monday's to Wednesday's class next week. Also, for Monday, you are responsible for the material on "Indirect Liability" that we didn't reach today. So the next two assignments are:
- Monday, October 28: 598-608; 609-627.
Wednesday, October 30: 628-639; 652-70 (including Problems 4-46 to 4-48 on pages 668-70). See listing above for assignment, which I have modified again.
- 9/17/13: Posted supplemental reading for Monday, September 23, 2013 to "Other Class Materials" section.
- 9/15/13: Posted supplemental reading for Wednesday, September 18, 2013 to "Other Class Materials" section.
- 8/19/13: Posted syllabus.
- 7/29/13: Posted website.
The course syllabus is available in PDF and DOC formats.
The book is Merges, Menell, and Lemley, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age (6th Edition). ISBN 978-1-4548-2009-3. You must have the sixth edition.
For Monday, August 26th, read: 24-31 and 1064-78. Skip the notes on page 1070 and read only notes 1 and 2 on pages 1077-78.
For Wednesday, August 28th, read: 1-24 and 33-39. Read all the notes.
Class Mind Maps
Native mind map files
This year, I am using for the first time, a new mind mapping program called Freeplane. This is a free, open source program you can install on your computer, but it requires you to install Java, if you don't already have it installed. You can download the program here.
Once you have Freeplane installed, you can download the mind maps I have used in class. Due to the way Freeplane packages, you need to install each embedded image as a separate file, so to make this easier to manage, I have packaged all of the mind maps as compressed archives (e.g. a ZIP file). This single file has every mind map and every image for the entire semester.
Archive of every mind map: TGZ file format and ZIP file format. (up to date for entire semester)
PDF versions of mind map files
You can also download copies of every mind map in PDF file format. These contain all of the same content as the native files, but they cannot be manipulated or edited. These are available in a single archive or for individual classes:
Archive of every mind map in PDF form: TGZ file format and ZIP file format. (up to date for entire semester)
You can also download: a single, large PDF file containing every mind map (up to date for entire semester)
PDF versions for individual classes:
Other Class Materials
Past Final Exams
- Intro to IP - Fall 2010
- Note: We will be discussing this exam at the second review session, date TBA. To help you get the most of this session, you may want to save this exam for last by not looking at it until you have finished your outline.
- Final exam from Fall 2011.
- Grading rubric from Fall 2011.
- Intro to IP - Fall 2010
- Intro to IP - Fall 2008
- Intro to IP - Fall 2007
- Intro to IP - Fall 2006
- Intro to IP - Spring 2006
- For Monday, September 23, 2013, as indicated on your syllabus, in addition to the pages assigned from your casebook, please read this excerpt from Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics: (pdf) (word)
- For Wednesday, September 18, 2013, as indicated on your syllabus, in addition to the pages assigned from your casebook, please read this excerpt from CLS Bank v. Alice: (pdf) (word)