Patent Law

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 2.140
THU 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 2.123

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
December 11, 2013 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.140


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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