University of Pittsburgh
Term: Spring Term 2010-11
Catalog Number: 5276
Class Schedule:
  • Instructor: John W. McIlvaine, III
    Type: Lecture
    Credits: 2.0 Credits
    Catalog Requirements: "W" Writing, Professional Skills.
    Enrollment Limit: 8.
    Priority: Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority

    Course Description from Course Catalog 5276

    Additional Info

    The participation activities will include preparation and argument of  motions, for example, motions to dismiss or discovery motions, review of discovery issues specific to patent litigation and techniques for addressing them, participation in mock depositions, and preparation of claim construction and participation in a Markman claim construction hearing, and a brief introduction to the trial of a patent case.

    Grading

    Each student will be required to prepare 2 major written assignments (each ranging between 10-15 pages) and 3 smaller written projects (each document ranging between 5-8 pages) during the semester, as well as to participate in 2 oral presentations, which will be tied to the major papers on topics covered during the semester. Grades will be based upon the written papers and the oral presentations.

    Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

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