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Surden, Harry Associate Professor

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  • Professor Surden's scholarship focuses upon legal informatics, artificial intelligence and law (including machine learning and law), legal automation, and issues concerning self-driving/autonomous vehicles. He also studies intellectual property law with a substantive focus on patents and copyright, and information privacy law

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  • Intellectual property, Patent Law, Copyright Law, Computerized Reasoning, Legal Theory, Law and Technology, Science and the Law, Information Privacy Law, Law and Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning and Law, Computable Contracts, Computable Law, Artificial Intelligence and Law, Autonomous Vehicles (Self-Driving Cars)

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  • LAWS 6301 - Introduction to Intellectual Property Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides an overview of our nation's intellectual property laws, including patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Discusses other matters related to intellectual property, including licensing, competition policy issues and remedies. Same as TLEN 5245.
  • LAWS 7311 - Patent Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers selected topics, such as patentable subject matter, patentability and utilization of patent rights through licensing and infringement litigation. Covers practice and procedure of the patent and trademark office.
  • LAWS 8321 - Seminar: Computers and Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores a range of topics surrounding the juxtaposition of computers and law. Most are aware of the impact that law has on computers through the myriad of regulations that govern computers and related technologies. Less well known is the impact that computer technology is having on governance and on the practice of law. Explores both sides of this dynamic interplay between law impacting computing, and computing impacting law.

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