Intellectual Property


Virginia’s courses cover not just the basic forms of intellectual property — patent, copyright and trademark — and common issues of unfair competition, but also the challenges posed by international law and the Internet. Advanced colloquia in property rights offer students a chance to explore theoretical and practical issues.

The following is a list of courses offered during the current and two previous academic years. Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2011-12 is coded (12), 2012-13 is coded (13) and 2013-14 is coded (14).


Advanced Copyright Law (14)
Advanced Patent Law (13,14)
Bioethics and the Law (12,13,14)
Communications Law (12,14)
Copyright Law (12,13,14)
Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law (13,14)
Cybercrime (12,13,14)
Economic Foundations of Intellectual Property (12)
Emerging Growth Companies and Venture Capital Financing: Principles and
    Practice (12,13,14)
Intellectual Property Law Policy (14)
International Patent Law and Policy (12,13,14)
Legal Practice and the Startup Company: An Inside Look (13,14)
Patent Reform Act of 2011 (12)
Patent Law (12,13,14)
Privacy and Surveillance (12)
Property II (12)
Survey of Patent, Copyright, Trademark (12)
Trademark Law (12)
Trade Secrets: History, Theory and Practice (12,13)

Patent and Licensing Clinic I (12,13,14)
Patent and Licensing Clinic II (12,13,14)


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