Adjunct Professor Lytle 93L Publishes Intellectual Property Text

November 5, 2012

Courtney Lytle 93L is author of the textbook Skills and Values: Intellectual Property Law, published in fall 2011 by Lexis/Nexis. Lytle is a member of Emory Law’s adjunct faculty; currently she teaches Doing Deals and Negotiations.

“I was developing materials for the Doing Deals course I teach, and I was searching to see if there were any existing resources,” Lytle said. “In speaking with a Lexis publishing rep, I learned about the Skills and Values series, which would have been a great match, but there was not an Intellectual Property title. After a few more conversations, they asked me to write one for them.”

The book is practice-oriented and designed to be used as a tool for professors to teach “practical and analytical skills that can help students serve future clients competently, skillfully, and in an ethical manner,” according to Lexis/Nexis. The book is a companion to an online Blackboard course and covers a variety of practical skills exercises including negotiations, contract drafting, statutory analysis/application, legal document review, copyright and trademark filing, client strategy development and policy analysis.

Lytle has also taught Doing Deals: Intellectual Property in Transactional Practice, Negotiations, Copyright Law, Mediation and Negotiation at Emory Law, and Business Law at Goizueta Business School.

Lytle is owner of Stargazer Consulting in Smyrna, Ga. She earned her BA at the University of Virginia and her JD with distinction from Emory Law where she was an associate editor of the Emory Law Journal.  After practicing law in Atlanta at Dow, Lohnes and Albertson, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions and Intellectual Property Licensing, she was named an Abraham L. Freedman Teaching Fellow at Temple University School of Law and earned an LLM in Law Teaching.  She returned to Atlanta and has taught as an adjunct at Emory and run her own consulting firm since 2000.

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