Course Details

Patent Life Cycle Management at the Intersection of Regulatory & Patent Law

In this course, we will look at how patent laws and regulatory laws intersect to shape patent life cycle management decisions. We will utilize several case studies to illustrate creative strategies that patent holders have used for patent life cycle management. These involve tactical and strategic techniques to extend both the term and scope of patent protection. The case studies will span across industries, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical patents. We will teach practical skills that will enable the students to use publicly available resources, such as USPTO PAIR and the Global Dossier, to understand and assess patent portfolios. We will also utilize a claim drafting exercise to crystallize the importance and nuances of claim structure and wording. It will be helpful if students taking this course already have a basic understanding of patent law from IP Fundamentals or a similar course. Prerequisites: IP Fundamentals, Legal & Regulatory Processes Recommended: Patent Law

Catalog Number: INTPROP 972-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Patent Life Cycle Management at the Intersection of Regulatory & Patent Law
Faculty:
Section: 1     Credits: 0.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 12