Classroom Notes and Presentations:
Copyrightable Subject Matter: Fixation, Authorship, Originality, Creativity, and the Fact/Expression Dichotomy - slides [pdf]
Copyrightable Subject Matter: Distinguishing Expression from Ideas, Methods, Systems, Etc. - slides [pdf]
Trademark Distinctiveness for Word Marks (Geographical, Misdescriptive, Generic, and More) - slides [pdf]
The main casebook for the course is an open-source/open-access/OER multi-volume anthology called Intellectual Property Surveyor (Museum Edition, Version 1.0). You will need four volumes:
These volumes are available for free download in PDF and DOCX formats.
You have lots of options in terms of how you might access the books:
Note that from time to time, the manuscript may be updated to fix minor typos. These fixes don't affect pagination or the usability of the book.
Unfortunately, OU Law has frequently changed their exam policies in past semesters. Because of new and shifting policies, I cannot say at this point what format of exam I will have. (I anticipate that I can pin down some details after the semester begins.) But if I have an exam that allows access to printed materials while writing an essay answer, then you will want to have a printed copy by the end of the semester to use on the exam. So for that possibility you might choose to start the semester with a printed copy (which you might mark-up and highlight), or you might instead choose to wait until the end of the semester to print out a copy (which perhaps you will have marked-up electronically over the semester).
Prior IP courses, in case you are interested in how I've taught the course in the past:
Wypadkis from Prior Intellectual Property Classes:
In editable .doc format: (Right-click to save file.)
In .pdf format:
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