Intellectual Property (8 Weeks) (INP101)
This course will examine the basic contours of Intellectual Property law as it is practiced in the United States. Students will explore the structure of copyright, patent, and trademark law. We will emphasize the impact that IP contracts upon the business community and gain an understanding of the IP licensing process. The course will also briefly address ancillary IP issues, such as trade secret, trade dress, and rights to publicity.
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.
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