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BUS 33 — Intellectual Property in the AI Era

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Cecilia Ziniti
Duration: 5 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 8
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
 
Class Meeting Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Tuition: $470
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 5 weeks
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 8
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $470
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Instructor(s): Cecilia Ziniti
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
 
America’s greatest successes may be fueled by innovation, but they are protected by intellectual property (IP) laws—a bedrock underlying every successful new business, entrepreneur, and inventor. This course provides a foundation on the basics of IP law. It’s designed for nonlawyers—or anyone working on something worth protecting. Maybe you need to file a provisional patent to secure your invention’s priority date while you develop the technology and explore its market potential. Or maybe you’re working on a new app and need to understand how to protect the app’s code and any unique visual design elements. IP will play a role in determining your success and outcome. Each class will cover a specific topic, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, enforcement/litigation, and AI issues. This course will arm you with enough knowledge about IP law to understand and act upon it by teaching you how to identify fundamental IP-related issues in your professional domain and understand both sides of an AI debate.

This course does not provide legal advice.

CECILIA ZINITI
General Counsel; Founder and CEO, GC AI

Cecilia Ziniti is the founder and CEO of GC AI, the AI for in-house counsel, and a three-time general counsel for venture-backed companies. She has been in-house counsel at Replit, Amazon, and Cruise, where she oversaw Cruise's IP portfolio. Ziniti started her career in the IP group at Yahoo, then became a litigator at Morrison & Foerster, where she represented Silicon Valley clients in IP transactions and disputes. She received a JD with honors from UC Berkeley, where she served as a fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.