LAW Intellectual Property: Patents
Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] Intellectual Property: Patent Law
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Foundational Course : Students who are sure their career objective is in patent law may want to start with a more in-depth introduction to that area, in lieu of Introduction to Intellectual Property Law. This course covers the major aspects of patent law, primarily as applied in the United States, and is designed to be useful both as a solid background for non-patent-specialists and for those planning a career in the field of IP law.
[ Transactional ] as a Foundational Course : Students who are sure their career objective is in patent law may want to start with a more in-depth introduction to that area, in lieu of Introduction to Intellectual Property Law. This course covers the major aspects of patent law, primarily as applied in the United States. One specialization of patent transactional attorneys is patent prosecution work. Patent prosecution attorneys assist clients in all stages of the patent application process. For students interested in specializing in this area, this class is, of course, essential. Fully understanding the application process, however, is also helpful for IP attorneys who do more general corporate work for IP clients. Business deals often revolve around the IP assets of a company and transactional attorneys should understand how those assets are created and protected.
General course Description:
This course is a comprehensive introduction to patent law, the patent system, and the way patents are deployed by businesses and other patent owners. We cover the core concepts of U.S. patent law, as they relate to (1) patent validity; (2) infringement; and (3) remedies. We draw on traditional case law under the 1952 Patent Act, as well as recent legislation (particularly the America Invents Act of 2011) and contemporary case law (both Federal Circuit and Supreme Court). We will emphasize two main themes: (a) practical aspects of the patent system, of interest to inventors, entrepreneurs and patent owners; and (b) issues that pose challenges to the patent system, such as the purchase and sale of patent portfolios and current trends in patent litigation.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.
Course Frequency: Offered once a year