||This course is intended to expose students to various research skills for studying IP issues. Primarily, this course teaches how to use the Westlaw International database to do IP research. The framework of the database is based on the legal research methodology applied to American law. So, the basic knowledge of the American legal research methodology will be introduced. In addition, this course will demonstrate major patent databases to students. Students will be assgined to one research project. Students are required to study reading materials before each class. Class participation is also required.