Patent Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 3.126

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Principles of Patent Law: Cases and Materials *
John M. Golden et al.
Foundation Press , edition: 7th (2018)
ISBN: 978-1-63459-446-2


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