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Patent Litigation II: Trial Practice

This course introduces students to the elements of a typical patent trial through mock trial experiences and classroom demonstration and discussion. Topics to be covered include: developing a persuasive and comprehensive theme for your case; opening statements; direct and cross examination techniques; impeachment and rehabilitation of witnesses; qualifying and examining expert witnesses; laying the proper foundation for the introduction of evidence and use of demonstratives in examination; closing arguments; and preparing for and presenting arguments at Markman Hearings. The course also introduces students to the use of technology to manage and present complex information at trial. The course will be taught using hypothetical fact patterns common to patent litigation. During the semester students will receive feedback on their individual performances. Student grades are based on class participation, weekly performances of assigned exercises, and performance at a final trial. A written Markman brief is also required as a guide to the Markman argument.


Catalog Number: LITARB 614B
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionIntellectual Property Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class


Course History

Spring 2012
Title: Patent Litigation II
Faculty: Pratt, Thomas K. (courses  |  homepage)
Potenza, Joseph M. (courses  |  homepage)
Renk, Christopher J. (courses  |  homepage)
Maurer, Erik S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Advocacy     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 0



Spring 2011
Title: Patent Litigation II: Trial Practice
Faculty: Pratt, Thomas K. (courses  |  homepage)
Potenza, Joseph M. (courses  |  homepage)
Renk, Christopher J. (courses  |  homepage)
Maurer, Erik S. (courses  |  homepage)
Section: 1     Type: Advocacy     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 9