• Writing, Analysis and Persuasion – 5003

    Fall 2015




Joelle Larson


Writing, analysis and persuasion are integral parts of patent law and practice. Performing a patent search, for example, requires the ability to distinguish the novel features of the invention from those of the prior art. Procuring patent protection requires a showing that the invention is not “obvious” in light of the prior art. These are matters upon which reasonable minds may disagree - and often do. Writing, analysis and persuasion are essential tools of the successful patent practitioner.Through this course, students will be exposed to a broad range of persuasive and analytical techniques. We will explore how these techniques are used across a variety platforms, from written work product to images and visual media. Students will also enhance their writing skills through a number of progressively more challenging iterative writing exercises.

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University of Minnesota Law School

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