Patent Law

Class Unique: 28525
This course examines doctrines and policy concerns of United States patent law. Topics examined include eligible subject matter for patenting, conditions for patentability, patent specification and claim requirements, infringement, defenses and remedies. There are no specific prerequisites. The course is designed to be accessible to students without a science or engineering background. Course materials will include the latest edition of Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials by Robert Merges and John Duffy.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30 - 11:37 am JON 6.206
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/5/17 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials - Merges and Duffy
      LexisNexis , edition: 7
      ISBN: 978-1-63282-451-6   (required)