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Eric E. Johnson

Intellectual Property – Spring 2012
University of North Dakota School of Law

Special materials available in advance of the exam:

Click here for the instructions for the Spring 2012 exam.
Click here for the finalized wypadki for Spring 2012 in PDF format.

NOTE: The finalized wypadki differs substantially from what is on Blackboard. See the editing notes on page 2 of the finalized wypadki for an explanation.

Best of luck!


Class Documents:

Reading Packet No. 1 (reading for Wednesday, January 11, 2012):

Reading Packet No. 2 (reading for Wednesday, January 18, 2012):

Reading Packet No. 3 (reading for Monday, January 23, 2012):

Reading Packet No. 4 (reading for Monday, February 13, 2012):

Reading Packet No. 5 (reading for Wednesday, February 15, 2012):

Packet No. 6 (reading for Monday, March 5, 2012):

Classroom Notes and Presentations:

Mindmap of Intellectual Property (revised January 10, 2012)
Patent Statute

The Wypadki:

This semester's wypadki will be hosted on the UND Blackboard system.

Required Books and Materials:

  1. Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: Cases & Materials, by Thomas G. Field Jr. (rev. 2011)

    This book is available for free download here.

    The book is should also available via print-on-demand for $29 from Amazon, and may be available from additional online retailers.

  2. Intellectual Property: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition by Stephen M. McJohn
    List Price: $44.95 Imprint: Aspen Publishers Published: 2009 ISBN: 9780735577336 Paperback: 560 pages

    This book can be purchased at the UND Bookstore.

    Alternatively, you can order it directly from Aspen Publishers or you can get it from Amazon.

Johnson’s Intellectual Property Compendium for 2012:

Johnson’s Intellectual Property Referenced Works for 2012:

Optional Reading:

Mike Masnick blogging on intellectual property and related issues at TechDirt. Specific topics: Copyright, Trademark, Patents, Legal Issues, Business Models, Music Industry, Movie Industry. Also: @TechDirt on Twitter.