The strategic use of intellectual property is generally governed by business considerations. This course will consider various strategies which may be applied in dealing with intellectual property rights offensively and/or defensively in the course of procuring protection of such intellectual property, avoiding infringement thereof, litigating, and settling litigation concerning such intellectual property to accomplish the overriding business considerations. The course will employ actual case studies, as well as reported decisions to illustrate various strategies. The basic intellectual property survey course is a prerequisite to this course (LAW 715). It is recommended, in addition, that students have also taken Trademark Law and/or Copyright Law prior to taking this course.