Advanced Issues in Patent Law

This seminar covers important patent law topics that either are not covered in the introductory Patent Law course or warrant greater depth of treatment.  The focus is on topics that are particularly crucial or controversial in current patent practice.  Topics may include:  patent claim construction, Section 101 and patent-eligible subject matter, the PTAB, inventorship/ownership of patent rights, priority and continuation practice, infringement damages, and the concentration of patent cases in certain federal district courts.  Classwork will include readings, discussions, and practical exercises.  The main forms of assessment will be a seminar paper addressing a significant policy issue related to the covered patent law topics and smaller simulations of patent practice skills (e.g., claim construction briefing).

Course Information
Course #: LAW 952
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Seminar
Area of Study: Intellectual Property Law
Credit Hours: Two credit hours