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USC Gould School of Law

Technology Transactions     LAW-770

Students will learn to read, analyze and advise clients on contracts involving ownership and licensing of patents, software and other technology-related rights. This class is intended for students who are considering working in Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach or elsewhere in the tech industry, whether in corporate law, licensing, patent prosecution or litigation.

This course provides students with practical foundations through a series of exercises and doctrinal foundations through readings and class lectures. Students will gain exposure to the anatomy of business contracts generally, the important aspects of patent, copyright and trade secret law from a transactional and general counsel perspective, and other relevant substantive law and practices at the intersection of contracts and intellectual property.

Units 2, 3
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement Yes
Recommended Preparation Background in Patent Law or Intellectual Property Law is helpful, but not required.

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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