Patent Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 9:05 - 10:12 am TNH 3.125

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home exam up to 8 hrs (administered by Exam4 in Take Home mode) May 1, 2024 9:00 am


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) assessment of patent scope and forms of infringing activities; and (3) theories 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. Students are required to participate in class on "on call" panel days. Grading will be based on satisfaction of the panel requirement and performance on a one-day, take-home examination.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

See Professor/syllabus For No/low Cost Materials *
ISBN: 978-0-8400-1079-7
Principles of Patent Law, Cases and Materials *
Golden, John, Kieff, F., Newman, Pauline, Smith, Henry
West Academic , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-63459-446-2


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
04/04/2024 Exam information updated
10/31/2023 Room(s) changed
10/25/2023 Room(s) changed