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209A Patent Law (3)

Discussion - 3 hours. This course covers all essential aspects of patent law: prosecution, patentable subject matter, utility, disclosure and enablement, novelty, statutory bars, nonobviousness, infringement, remedies, reissue and reexamination, inequitable conduct, inventorship and assignment, and patent misuse.  Students will examine legal doctrine as well as the patent system's public policy objectives and theoretical foundations.  While the focus of this course is United States patent law, we will also address international issues as they arise.  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.

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