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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GMS6095

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1587 2008-03-21
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Surgery MD 611100
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William G. Marshall, Jr., MD, MBA 8139516813

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GMS 6095 Principles of intellectual Property

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Prin. of Intellectual Property
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    This course focuses on the principles of intellectual property as related to protection of new technologies/products and will examine strategies using the legal structure of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. No restrictions or repeats.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Knowledge of intellectual property is critical in the development and protection of new technologies and products. This material will be beneficial to students in the disciplines of engineering, business, biomedical sciences and in many other areas where

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is a required course in the Masters in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes. 3 times (Fall 2007, Fall 2006, Fall 2005)

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Graduate degree and 5 years experience in development and management of intellectual property

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Convey and demonstrate a knowledge and an understanding, of the definition and use of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.

    Convey and demonstrate knowledge, and an understanding, of the legal and business strategies used in protection, management, and optimal commercialization of intellectual property.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Demonstration of an understanding of the principles and fundamentals of the types of intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets).

    Demonstration of an understanding of, and ability to locate and complete, the applications for patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets.

    Demonstration of an understanding and knowledge of the protection, management, and commercialization strategies for the different types of intellectual property.

    Demonstration of an understanding of, and an ability to use, the valuation techniques appropriate for the different types of intellectual property.

    C. Major Topics




    Trade Secrets

    Intellectual Property Licensure

    Strategies in Intellectual Property Management

    D. Textbooks

    Essentials of Intellectual Property (Essentials Series) by Alexander I. Poltorak and Paul J. Lerner

    Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property (Essentials Series) by Alexander I. Poltorak and Paul J. Lerner

    Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright (Nutshell Series) by Arthur R. Miller

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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