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Fall 2020
5332 Patent Law - MICHAELS- 15825

Professor(s): Andrew Michaels (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course will introduce students to the law and policy of the United States patent system. This course begins with a discussion of the origin of the patent system followed by a look at the composition of an issued patent and the procedural mechanism for obtaining patent rights. We will then proceed with an examination of the substantive requirements of patentability, including the disclosure requirements, novelty, nonobviousness, utility, and subject matter. Next, we will consider issues associated with enforcing a patent, including the scope of a patent owner’s rights, and the common defenses to a patent infringement suit.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Prerequisites:  - No technical background is required to succeed in this course. There is no prerequisite for this course.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 9am - noon     

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (5/7/2020 3:02:42 PM)

Book(s) Required

Patent Law & Policy

7 Edition, book



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Format:

Hardcover

Author(s):

Merges



Publisher:

Carolina Academic Press

ISBN-13: 9781632824516

DIGITAL ISBN-13: 9781632824523

ISBN-10: 163282451