Introduction to Intellectual Property

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					Introduction to Intellectual
                   Property
Class One: TYPES OF IP
  Prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer
The Catholic University of America
                  August 25, 2003
Goals for Today’s Class
   To introduce the class
   To learn the basic elements of the major
    modes of intellectual property (“IP”)
    protection
Types of Intellectual Property
                    How many kinds of
                     IP can you find in
                     this picture?
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-
 Legal basis for protection
 (constitutional, federal,
 state, common law?)
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-
 Protectable   subject matter
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-

 Government
 examination/registration?
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-
 Term   of protection
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-
 Scope of protection
 (absolute? Limited?)
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-

 Remedies for violations of
 law protecting type of IP
Compare: Trademarks, Trade
Secrets, Patents, Copyrights-

 Underlyingtheory for
 protection? (subject of next
 class)

				
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