Patent Law

This course covers basic legal doctrines and policy concerns of United States patent law. Instruction will particularly involve questions of how to assess patent claims' scope and validity, as well as ways of arguing about what the content of patent law should be. There are no specific prerequisites. No technical background is required.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 2.140
Thursday 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 2.123
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Take-home 12/11/13 1:30 pm A-Z
2.140

Additional Information

Course Type

Textbooks

  • Foundations of Intellectual Property - Robert P. Merges & Jane C. Ginsburg
      LexisNexis
      ISBN: 9781422498873   (required)
  • Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials - Robert Patrick Merges & John Fitzgerald Duffy
      LexisNexis , edition: 5th (looseleaf v.)
      ISBN: 9780769857671   (required)