Patent Litigation

Our patent litigation topic provides an opportunity for students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia to gain practical experience in all phases of a case. Starting with a motion to dismiss and with arguments from all principal phases of a patent litigation including a Federal Circuit appeal, stud…

Patent Claim

Patent Claim Construction

This topic is designed to provide students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia with a strong interest in patent law with an introduction to the field and an opportunity to participate in a research project on claim construction. Patent claims are central to the o…

Online Privacy

The FTC and Online Privacy

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has emerged as the primary regulator of online privacy. In a recent case, the FTC marked the end of contract law approaches to online privacy in favor of a more interventionalist approach. Years of protecting consumers against …

Mergers and Acquisitions in High Tech

The topic focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and other acquisitive or dispositive transactions, especially in the technology and emerging growth sectors. Since 1997, mergers have become the preferred exit strategy for owners to liquidity, taking precedence over initial public offerings. We will fo…

Law and Tech Writing topic

This writing topic enables students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia to prepare comments on important developments for inclusion in the Annual Review of Law & Technology. Admission is based on an application process. Applications must be submitted to the box outside Boalt 355 no later than May…

IP Transactions

This topic covers the myriad transactions involving intellectual property rights in the modern economy with an emphasis on the high technology industry. Increasingly, conventional transactional lawyering involves an intellectual property component; this topic is designed to help those students and r…

IP Strategy

This topic focuses on intellectual property strategy for high technology companies and investors in technology-focused businesses. The topic is designed to provide students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia with a solid understanding of key strategy issues in the field of intellectual property …

IP in Entertainment Industries

This topic will examine copyright and other legal issues relating to film, television, music, and multimedia in industrial context. Each industry will be examined from a variety of perspectives, detailing the business, legal, social, and ethical issues encountered by practitioners as well as the pol…

IP and Antitrust

This topic will focus on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. We will examine current antitrust cases in high-technology fields, including computers, software, and pharmaceuticals. The topic takes a practical approach to real issues currently being litigated, including- IP an…

Intro to IP

This topic is intended both for students and readers of this Legal Encyclopedia who are interested in a general overview of intellectual property and as a gateway to Boalt's Law and Technology program. The topic begins with an analysis of the competing policies underlying the intellectual property l…