LAW-2301 Patent Prosecution I: Drafting

Mr. Kirk Teska,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


One maxim of patent law is that the specification describes; the claims define. This course will focus on drafting patent applications and claims and the various legal issues that arise in claim format, construction, type, scope, breadth, definiteness, novelty, and obviousness in practicing before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. One half of each two hour class will be devoted to the statutes, rules, and case law concerning patent claims. The other half of each class will be devoted to the skill of drafting patent claims and specifications. Grades will be based on in-class participation and the drafting of several sets of patent claims and patent applications.


  Prerequisite: It is suggested but not mandatory that students have taken Patent Law.

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pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

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<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>