This course has two basic objectives. One to equip students with the methodology necessary to engage in international intellectual property practice. The second is to examine the social, economic, and cultural consideration underlying intellectual property in a globalized environment. Accordingly, this course will explore the division between developed and developing economics as well as the divisions between the common law and civil law approaches to the subject. Course will also consider private law topics such as territoriality, national treatment, choice of law, treaties and trade that the frame the substantive rules o f intellectual property law.