This course focuses on significant inventions and their patents, and their impact on society, industries, companies, and individual inventors. It also examines how patent systems across nations work to promote and undermine inventive activities. Case studies and data analysis form the main thrust to enhance learning by examining historic landmarks and contemporary breakthroughs. Participants will also examine how patented inventions are often accompanied by disputes. Participants in this course will also have opportunities to simulate a licensing contract.(Offered every Spring). Prerequisites: junior standing and 15 hours of business core courses, or consent of the instructor
3 credits
Upper Division