TAU Law offers numerous IP-related courses each year to its students. Students who wish to specialize in IP can begin with one of the two IP Survey courses offered each year, and then continue with many elective courses on patent law, innovation law, trademarks, and other IP fields, taught by faculty members, adjunct professors, and visiting professors from abroad. Each year the Institute will sponsor the visit of at least one IP scholar from a leading law school. In the Fall 2015 semester we will host Prof. Peter Menell of Berkeley Law School, who will co-teach a course with the Commissioner of Patents and the Director of the Israel Patent Office , Mr. Asa Kling. Students may then continue their specialization by writing a research paper within the framework of one of the IP seminars. Finally, the Law & Information Technology Workshop enables students to meet leading scholars in person, and to discuss their cutting-edge research.
Some of the above courses are taught in English and are open to exchange students visiting TAU Law, as well as International LL.M students. The LL.M program offers a Law & Technology track, which includes courses tailored specifically for students, such as an introductory IP course for those who lack prior IP experience.
IP courses offered in 2015/16 include:
- IP Law, Fall Semester (Prof. Birnhack) – Hebrew
- IP Law, Fall Semester (Dr. Khoury) – Hebrew
- IP Seminar, Fall & Spring (Prof. Birnhack) – Hebrew
- Seminar: Law & Information Technology (Prof. Birnhack) – English
- Workshop: Law and Information Technology (Prof. Birnhack & Prof. Jacob) – English
- Comparative Patent Law: US and Israeli Perspectives (Prof. Peter Menell & Mr. Asa Kling) – English
- Introduction to Intellectual Property (Adv. Tony Greenman & Adv. Eran Bareket) – English
- Negotiation in the Technology Industry (Mr. Rick Kaplan) – English
- Comparative Constitutional Rights in the Digital Age (Prof. Karen Eltis) – English
- International Intellectual Property Law (Dr. Amir Khoury) – English
- Licensing of Intellectual Property (Adv. David Mirchin) – English
- The Law of Robotics (Dr. Ian Kerr) – English
- Visual Arts and the Law (Prof. Kurt Siehr) - English