LAW-2831 Patent Litigation Practice

Mr. Philip C. Swain,

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.


This course will overview procedural and substantive aspects unique to U.S. patent infringement litigation. Simulations will begin with initial fact investigation and proceed through drafting the complaint, discovery (written and depositions), pre-trial dispositive motions, and trial. Simulations will also explore aspects of litigation having a unique "flavor" in the patent context, including notifications of infringement; assertions of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product; preparation of infringement, and validity opinion letters.


  Prerequisite: Civil Procedure, Evidence, Patent Law

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Skills Menu Requirement

pointer    Meets Civil Litigation Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Experiential Learning Requirement

pointer    LLM Course


<<Course Updated: April 08, 2016>>