LAW-2298 Patent Law

Prof. Andrew Beckerman-Rodau,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


This course provides a detailed treatment of the constitutional, statutory, and policy bases of US patent law, focusing primarily on the requirements to obtain a patent. Enforcement of patent rights will also be introduced. Issues raised by the patentability of current technologies and by recent changes in the law will be explored.


Faculty comments: Professor Beckerman-Rodau: My course is primarily taught via an interactive-discussion method rather than by lecture. Class discussion will focus on cases, relevant statutory sections and analysis of those materials via problems and hypotheticals. The case book for this class is somewhat atypical because it provides significant textual explanation of the material along with conventional edited cases. The exam for this course is a traditional essay exam. All materials for this class – other than the case book – are provided in electronic form via Blackboard or via email.


  Prerequisite: Intellectual Property Law is strongly recommended.

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<<Course Updated: March 14, 2016>>