- Semester: Spring 2020
- Course ID: 450L
- Credit Hours: 4
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Mandatory
- Upperclass-only elective
|MON, TUE, WED||2:15 - 3:22 pm||TNH 3.126|
|Take-home||May 11, 2020|
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.