CLE: Intellectual Property in Today’s Economy

Alexandre Montagu and Carolyn Blankenship

Intellectual property is the currency of the information age. With billions of dollars on the line for creative properties like the tablet, social networking sites, cloud computing and digitized books, corporations and individuals alike can no longer afford to take lightly the laws that safeguard intellectual property. Whether it’s the trade secrets of a hedge fund, the copyrights or patents underlying a smart phone, or the trademarks of global brands, intellectual property is ubiquitous in today’s modern economy. This course provides a lucid and coherent account of intellectual property and its daily impact on creative, social, business and personal lives. The presenters use interesting examples from cases to entertain while at the same time educating viewers on the role of intellectual property in the global economy.

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