August 13, 2013

“Hands-on Approach,” Detroit Legal News, August 13, 2013

If law students don’t like the assignments in his practical patent law class, they won’t enjoy being an intellectual property lawyer, says Monte Falcoff, an IP lawyer and principal at Harness, Dickey & Pierce in Troy and adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law.

But who wouldn’t enjoy a class where one assignment includes a made up submarine-mounted, remote controlled gripper for grabbing underwater wreckage.

“It adds some fun, especially when we do the trademark clearance and registerability searching — and it also presents students with an intellectual challenge when determining licensing royalty rates,” Falcoff says.

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