Course Details

Patent Preparation & Prosecution

This course is focused practically on preparing and obtaining issued patents having both broad coverage and sufficient detail for contingencies that may arise at the patent office, in licensing, and in litigation. Students will learn the core applicable laws and regulations while learning to apply them in an actual patent application in their technical or scientific fields. Students will participate in conducting invention disclosure sessions with university scientists and engineers. The course will focus on how to "engineer" a patent application within the legal "structural" constraints, including patent claim drafting, patent claim mechanics and legal interpretation, preparation of a patent specification (written description, enablement, best mode), amendments and responses to office actions from the USPTO, additional foreign requirements for international protection, and new methods for preparing software and business method patents. Evaluation will be based on a patent application prepared during the course, class participation, class presentations, and regular course assignments.

Catalog Number: INTPROP 910-0


Course History

Spring 2017
Title: Patent Preparation & Prosecution Workshop
Faculty: Gamburd, Nancy R
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 10

Spring 2016
Title: Patent Preparation & Prosecution Workshop
Faculty: Gamburd, Nancy R
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 24     Actual: 5

Fall 2014
Title: Patent Preparation & Prosecution
Faculty: Gamburd, Nancy R
Section: 1     Credits: 1.0
Capacity: 20     Actual: 10