Patent Prosecution Practice I – 5231
THIS SECTION FOR MSPL STUDENTS ONLY. JD AND LLM STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN #6231.
This course focuses on preparation of patent applications and prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Topics include types of patent applications, inventor interviews, analysis of prior art, preparation of the patent specification, claim drafting, inventorship determination, ownership determination, amendment practice, and argument practice, with coverage of U.S. law and regulations governing patent prosecution practice. The course is highly practical and will include a number of drafting assignments. A technical background is not required to take this course.