Patent Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, WED 2:15 - 3:30 pm JON 6.207/8

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam December 15, 2017 8:30 am A-Z in 2.123


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
11/01/2017 Exam information updated