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ML: Technology Law and IP Bootcamp (Cloak)

Spring 2024   LAW 506-301  

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Trevor Cloak

Lecturer in Law

Additional Information

Skills Training
Oral Presentations
Team Projects
Expository Writing

25% Participation,
50% Paper,
25% Other (One in-class presentation)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
US 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Silverman Hall 240A

Masters in Law


Technology Law and IP for Non-Lawyers is an innovative and practical course intended to teach students important legal and ethical principles that technology professionals, engineers, and high-tech entrepreneurs need to know as they carry out their professional responsibilities. A distinctive feature of this course is that it presents issues from the bottom up, the way a practicing technologist would experience them, using real, current, and cutting-edge examples. Major topics will include the impact of potential liability of product design, protection and enforcement of intellectual property, data privacy, technology licensing, and the proper bounds of employment relationships with respect to intellectual property. The course will also focus on in-depth classroom discussion exploring decision-making in the face of multiple and ambiguous sources of legal and normative obligations.

The course will meet on Saturday, 3/23, Sunday, 3/24, Saturday, 4/6 and Sunday, 4/7, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Silverman 240A.

Course Concentrations

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of intellectual property law; Perform legal analysis in the context of intellectual property law; Communicate effectively on topics related to intellectual property; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between technology and intellectual property, and how they affect other areas of law and society.