Intellectual Property Survey, Fall 2007


Professor Wendy Seltzer, email
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School

Office: 50 Cargill
Office hours: After class (4-5 M,W) or by appointment.
Telephone: (617) 373-7331
Feel free to call or email me at any (reasonable) time.



The online version of the syllabus, is authoritative.

  • First Assignment
  • Syllabus in chart form

    Important Course Information

    Attendance and participation: Intellectual Property meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:10 - 3:40 p.m. You are expected to attend each class prepared to discuss the assigned reading. Engaged participation will help you to retain class material; excellent participation can also boost your grade.

    Website: The website will provide updates to the syllabus, <>, and additional readings, indicated by (web) in the printed syllabus. In case of questions, the online version of the syllabus is authoritative.

    Wiki: The course will include a wiki where you may post commentary and questions. You are encouraged to post links to interesting news articles or events, resources you have discovered, and your own original analysis. You may not, of course, infringe copyright by posting more than fair-use excerpts of what others have written.

    Examination: The course will culminate in an open-book final exam, which will ask you to draw on course readings and discussion to respond to hypothetical situations. You may use your notes, casebooks, and any material you have prepared in advance of the exam. You will not have Internet access during the exam.

    Our exam will be similar in format and coverage to this 2006 Sample Exam. For further review, you may wish to look at questions 2 and 3 from Prof. Weinreb.


    Slides shown in class will be posted after the class in PDF format.

    Here on the Wiki (copy here)
    Last updated: 10/07