Intellectual Property

¥59,999
Course Code: INP101
End Date: 2022/7/28 Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:00 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Elective certificate: Legal Assistant Studies Medium of Instruction: English Special Notes: This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom. Location: Online, Tokyo

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Course Description

This is a fun and informative examination of the basic contours of intellectual property law as it is practiced in the United States. Students will explore copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret law by analyzing real-life cases decided by US courts and by applying the concepts they learn each week to problems designed to help them master key IP concepts through their application to situations they may encounter at work and in their personal lives.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify the various forms of intellectual property protection available under U.S. law.
2. Understand how U.S. courts resolve intellectual property disputes through the analysis of court decision.

Who should take this course

Those from working professionals who are interested in analyzing the differences between Japanese and American IP law, to students who are looking for an introduction to general IP concepts.

Textbook

Examples & Explanations for Intellectual Property 6th Edition

Instructor

Johnathan McCaskill

Instructor Biography

Johnathan McCaskill holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the track team and studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science as part of UNC's Honors Program. He also holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and is a US-qualified lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience, including over a decade of international law practice, project management and the design and delivery of professional skills training. He has been involved as a prosecutor or legal advisor in numerous criminal matters, including financial crimes prosecutions, corruption investigations, and war crimes and crimes against humanity prosecutions. As a member of several international organizations including the United Nations, the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe and the International Commission on Missing Persons, he has advised political leaders and law enforcement officials on human rights laws, investigation and prosecution tactics and international best practices. Johnathan enjoys martial arts, running, cycling, tennis, playing bass guitar and cooking.