Patent Law

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 9:10 - 10:17 am TNH 3.124

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
December 8, 2014


This course examines doctrines and policy concerns of United States patent law. Focal points include (1) patentability requirements such as eligible subject matter, novelty, and nonobviousness; (2) patent scope and forms of infringing activities; and (3) theories, critiques, and institutions of patent law. There are no specific prerequisites. The course is designed to be accessible to students without a science or engineering background. Course materials will include (1) the latest edition of Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials by Robert Merges and John Duffy; (2) Foundations of Intellectual Property by Robert Merges and Jane Ginsburg; and (3) other materials made available online and in hard copy.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials *
Robert Patrick Merges & John Fitzgerald Duffy
LexisNexis , edition: 6th(looseleaf v.)
ISBN: 9780769857671
Foundations of Intellectual Property *
Robert P. Merges & Jane C. Ginsburg
ISBN: 9781422498873


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