Practicum - 2 hours. This practicum will include: (1) weekly in-class lectures regarding patent laws and rules, followed by (2) student participation time preparing a patentability analysis and drafting a provisional patent application. Invention assignments may be sourced from UC Davis Innovation Access (pending approval). Students may also collaborate with entrepreneurs at UC Davis and the surrounding community to identify inventions worthy of patent protection. Students will gain experience analyzing if an invention is directed to patentable subject matter, identifying prior art, analyzing patentability, and drafting and electronically filing a provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark office. Students will work independently on their assignments if enough inventions are identified; otherwise in pairs. The class will include lectures about relevant case law and USPTO rules and applying this content to their assignments. Portions of the class time will be spent discussing the student’s assignments.
Prerequisite: Law 209A Patent Law (pre or co-requisite)
Graduation Requirements: Counts towards Professional Skills Requirement.
Final Assessment: Paper
Grading Mode: Letter Grading