Patent Law

Class Unique: 29114
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
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Take-home 12/11/13 1:30 pm A-Z

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Course Type


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