Course Details

Patenting Software Inventions

This course covers current topics relating to patenting software inventions, with a particular emphasis on patent eligibility. While software-related inventions continue to increase in significance, they also face particular challenges relating to eligibility, scope, and enforcement. The legal landscape has also shifted drastically since the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l decision in 2014, leading to uncertainty regarding the extent and strength of patent protection for software inventions. Students will learn to identify and evaluate software-specific issues relating to subject matter eligibility, prior art, and enforceability.

Catalog Number: INTPROP 922-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only,  Not a lottery course


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Patenting Software Inventions
Faculty: Terrell, Nicholas
Section: 1     Credits: 0.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 5