Patent Law

Class Term: 
Fall Term 2017-2018
Catalog Number: 
Class Number: 
28065
Class Schedule: 
Monday
4:30 pm
6:20 pm
LAW G18
Professor(s): 
Professor: 
Type: 
Lecture
Credits: 
2
Additional Information: 

The objective of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the basic doctrine, legal rules, statutory framework, historical background, Constitutional basis, and public policy issues underlying United States patent law. A technical background is not required for this course, but a willingness to intellectually engage with basic inventions is a must. The course does not dwell on the technicalities of patent prosecution or Patent Office procedures, and is not geared to teaching students how to prepare for the Patent Office registration exam, but will help prepare students interested in taking the registration exam by providing the legal framework for patent practice.

Grading Details: 

Subject to a potential one-half letter grade increase for outstanding class participants, course grades will be based on a short in-class midterm examination and a take-home final examination.