Intellectual Property in Business Organizations (IP-470)
This course will focus on the legal problems of businesses that develop and utilize intellectual property as the businesses are founded, financed, expanded, transferred to others, or terminated. The course will address the distinctive roles played by intellectual property at three stages of business development: the startup phase (where intellectual property often plays key roles in business formation and venture capital financing), the mid-stage phase (where intellectual property is often an important factor in going public or selling a business through a merger into a larger concern), and the mature company phase (where successful firms must deal with problems such as preventing abuses of dominant intellectual property positions, and remaining competitive in complex high tech markets despite being innovators in only small components of those markets).

Course Name: IP-470
Departments: Intellectual Property
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