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Intellectual Property Research

This course will begin with a refresher on standard legal research processes and resources, and will then proceed to provide specific strategies and sources for intellectual property law research, focusing on copyright, patent, and trademark law.  Key primary and secondary sources addressed will include cases; statutes, regulations, and administrative materials; articles, treatises, and Restatements; and other subject-specific resources.  The course will also provide a brief overview of international IP law research.  Research processes, evaluation of sources, and exposure to databases beyond Lexis and Westlaw will all be emphasized.  Previous knowledge of intellectual property law is helpful but not required. Pass/Fail. Enrollment Limited. [1]