University of Pittsburgh

Patent Litigation

Catalog Number: 5276
2.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.

This is an advanced, participation-oriented course that addresses issues that arise in patent litigation. The participation activities will include preparation and argument of preliminary and procedural motions, discovery practice, for example, preparation of protective orders, written discovery, participation in mock depositions, and preparation and argument of pretrial and dispositive motions, and a brief introduction to trial and appellate work in patent cases. Class time will involve both lecture and discussion, with substantial time devoted to mock situations using an adversarial team structure.

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