intellectual property 25


You are required to complete Parts A AND B and answer all the sub-questions as well.

Part A–do parts (1) and (2).

1. Provide examples of a PATENT, TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT.

  • Post the example on the Discussion Board. You might find an example right in your home or office. Look around.

2. Give a brief summary of the facts and court’s holding in a recent case (no more than 5 years old) dealing with one of these subjects (patents, trademark and copyright) Do you agree with the court’s decision?

Part B

1. Post some current legal case or article or problem that is being confronted with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA). Answer as well:

  • Were there any objections to the Act’s passage?
  • What implications are there for trademarks, patents and copyrights with internet use.
  • Is there any protection for the patent ,trademark or copyright holder? If so, what were they?

2. Reply to at least two of your classmates (updating later)


This assignment is worth 25 points toward your course grade. You will receive full credit for posting your introduction as directed. Please see the grading rubric below.

Grading Criteria


Discussion Forum Response

  • Addressed all requirements/answered all questions.
  • Wrote substantive postings of 1 or 2 paragraphs (6 – 8 sentences) for each.

10 points

Use of Terms and Ideas Learned

  • Used terms from chapter correctly where appropriate.
  • Used ideas from chapter correctly (with citation) to clarify, explain, or support an argument.

5 points

Contribution to Discussion

  • Replied in thoughtful, meaningful, and helpful ways.
  • Advanced the discussion whenever possible.

5 points

Response to posting of other students

  • Responses to posting of two students

5 points