Patent Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

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

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home 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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