Patent Practice Skills

The patent practice skills course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply fundamental patent law skills to a variety of practical, real-life situations.  Through a series of fact based exercises and complementary text and case law readings, students will analyze a proposed invention, conduct a prior art search, determine the patentability of the proposed invention, draft a patent specification, claims and an information disclosure statement, and respond to a USPTO office action.  Students will also learn the fundamentals of performing a freedom to operate analysis, crafting a simple patent license, conducting a patent due diligence in connection with an acquisition, and preparing a request for reexamination.  Students will explore cutting edge patent law issues in a practice-oriented context that will help them not only develop specific patent practice skills, but will help them understand and apply important patent law principles and cases.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Pre-requisites: Patent Law