- Semester: Fall 2020
- Course ID: 450L
- Credit Hours: 4
Unique: 27800Online-only Class Unique: 27801
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
|MON, TUE, WED||9:00 - 10:07 am||TNH 2.138|
|Final (administered by Exam4)||December 9, 2020|
This course will be taught in person but with the option of occasional remote participation via Zoom. If students require all remote participation, they must register for the 27801 section of this course, which is identical but web-based.
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.