LAW Biotech Patent Law

Mr. N. Scott Pierce,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


Grading will be based upon weekly written assignments and class participation. Not offered 2015-2016.


This seminar will explore the application of Patent Law to Biotechnology, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of Intellectual Property protection. Important case law decisions relating to Biotechnology will be studied and discussed. Topics which will be explored in regard to Biotechnology include: claim construction; conception and reduction to practice of an invention; written description, enablement and best mode requirements; obviousness, novelty, statutory; patent infringement; doctrine of equivalents and collaborative research and development.


  Prerequisite: Patent Law, which may be taken concurrently, or patent law experience

pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    Meets Health/Biomedical Concentration Requirements

pointer    Meets Intellectual Property Concentration Requirements

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<<Course Updated: March 18, 2015>>