This course examines the role of intellectual property in commercial transactions such as acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. This course will be focused on skills development and will include the drafting, reviewing and negotiating of intellectual property-related agreements typical to these type of transactions. In addition the course will examine the various phases of transactions including transaction strategy, partner selection, introductory negotiations, use of LOI's, definitive agreements, due diligence, post-closing integration and, in the case of joint ventures, dissolution.
Grading: Letter graded. Does not satisfy the Long-Paper requirement.
Prerequisite(s): Any one of the following: IP Foundations, Patent Law I, Copyright Law or Trademark Law.
Taught by: Andrew Sorenson
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