Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property

Drawing of the Incandescent Light Bulb by Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison's patent drawing for an improvement in electric lamps, patented January 27, 1880. (Image courtesy of the Records of the Patent and Trademark Office, National Archives. This image is in the public domain.)

MIT Course Number

15.628J / 6.903J

As Taught In

Spring 2013



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Course Description

This course is an intensive introduction to the U.S. law of intellectual property with major emphasis on patents, including what can be patented, the process of patent application, and the remedies for patent infringement.

Meldman, Jeffrey, and Steven Bauer. 15.628J Patents, Copyrights, and the Law of Intellectual Property, Spring 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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