SMNR: Enforcement of Intellectual Property

Class Unique: 29155
This seminar will focus on selected issues arising in the enforcement of intellectual property including but not limited to patents through litigation in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals. Specific issues to be considered include: the use of alternative dispute resolution; pre-litigation strategy; investigation and initiation of a suit; procedural considerations for forum and party selection; design and execution of discovery programs; pre-trial considerations including the use of summary judgment; and trial before the court or a jury involving complex technologies. Other issues to be discussed include evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of intellectual property involved in the litigation; business objectives concerning enforcement of the intellectual property; and antitrust considerations bearing upon enforcement of the intellectual property.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 4:15 - 6:05 pm JON 6.202
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed


  • Patent Litigation and Strategy - Kimberly A. Moore, Paul Michel, Timothy Holbrook
      Thomson West , edition: 4th
      ISBN: 978-0-314-27865-4   (required)


Davis, Keith B. Davis, Keith B.