MSL | Master of Science in Law

Master of Science in Law Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following law degree courses comprise the Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at CalSouthern. The online MSL degree program covers the major substantive areas of U.S. law (as well as the basic principles of international law), with courses ranging from torts, contracts, property, and constitutional law to domestic relations and intellectual property.

Required Courses

MSL 86650 Intellectual Property

Credits : 3
Surveys intellectual property law, including the law of patents, copyright, and trademark. The course explains and examines the often complicated law which protects and preserves new ideas and outlines how intellectual property rights allow rights owners to prevent others from misappropriating their creations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate intellectual property law and in particular trademark protecting including physical use, cognitive use and federal registration.
  • Evaluate public access considerations and fair use (where applicable) in intellectual property law.
  • Examine and understand remedies relating to intellectual property law.
  • Evaluate registration and application process for copyrights.
  • Compare and contrast the originality and authorship of works, as well as protection of useful articles and characters in copyright law.
  • Distinguish requirements for recipients of copyright incentives.
  • Evaluate Holder's rights in intellectual property law.
  • Examine preemption of state law.
  • Evaluate protection, subject matter, utility and novelty aspects of patents.
  • Examine non-obviousness, originality, statutory bars and priority in copyright laws.
  • Evaluate cases and/or facts in order to gain a thorough understanding of intellectual property law.
  • Synthesize course concepts through interaction and discussion with learners and Mentor.
  • Integrate course concepts in the form of a paper, mid-term assignment or movie analysis by evaluating and analyzing selective, relevant material(s) and resource(s).

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