Course Details

Patent Law

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of U.S. patent law. We will cover the function of the U.S patent system; subject matter eligible for patenting; the requirements for obtaining a patent; patent entitlements and remedies for patent infringement; and current debates in patent law, including the patentability of software and the problem of non-practicing entities. Course instruction will be conducted through a combination of lectures, including guest lectures from practicing patent attorneys, and team exercises designed to simulate problems likely to arise in patent law practice. Prerequisite: IP Fundamentals

Catalog Number: INTPROP 905-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Miller, Christopher Paul
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 5

Fall 2017
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 55     Actual: 19

Fall 2016
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Miller, Christopher Paul
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 15     Actual: 12

Fall 2016
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 30     Actual: 25

Fall 2015
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David A.
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 12

Spring 2015
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Manzari, Oona Anne
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 6