This course introduces the problem of intellectual
property theft and provides tools, techniques, and resources for investigating
and prosecuting these crimes. A combination of lecture, discussion,
and interactive exercises illustrates the potential dangers and economic repercussions of
counterfeit products, as well as best practices and techniques for investigating
IP theft. Students are provided with relevant statutes, sample
organizational documents for IP investigations, and additional resources for
investigators and prosecutors.
This course is presented in collaboration with the National Association of
Attorneys General (NAAG).
Awareness. Types of IP crimes. The
criminals who commit these crimes. Impacts and dangers.
Investigation. Online and traditional
techniques. Working with brand experts and the private sector. Large amounts
of evidence. Resources.
Statutes. Prosecutorial theories.
Hands-on experience. Work with "real"
counterfeit products. Identify fakes with expert
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.