Discussion - 3 hours. This course covers all essential aspects of patent law, including: prosecution, post-grant proceedings, patentable subject matter, utility, enablement and description, novelty, statutory bars, nonobviousness, infringement, and remedies. Students will examine legal doctrine as well as the patent system's public policy objectives and theoretical foundations. This course is designed for both the non-patent specialist as well as the future patent attorney. No scientific background is required.
Prerequisites: 274 Intellectual Property or instructor consent.
Classroom Policies: This course has a participation policy.
Final Assessment: Exam.