Patents – 5224
THIS SECTION FOR MSPL AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY. JD AND LLM STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN LAW 6224.
This course offers an overview of patent law for both those students intending to specialize in patent prosecution and those whose general practice may include patent litigation and licensing. Topics to be covered include the requirements for patentable subject matter; standards of novelty, utility, and non-obviousness; statutory bars; conception, priority, enablement, and written description requirements in patent procurement; direct and vicarious patent infringement; claims interpretation.