Patent law is a specialized area of law which is a subset of intellectual property law. An attorney must have a science background such as a degree in engineering, biology, chemistry or physics to become a registered patent attorney. Only registered patent attorneys can represent inventors seeking patents. Registration requires passing a special exam commonly called the Patent Bar Exam . Any attorney, however, can engage in other aspects of patent work such as patent litigation.

Core Courses

Intellectual Property Survey
Patent Law
Patent Prosecution I: Drafting
Patent Prosecution II: PTO Practice

Recommended Courses

Biotech Patent Law
Directed Study Project - JD Students
International Business Transactions
Patent Law:Post Grant Practice
Patent Litigation Practice
Trade Secrets Law
Trademark Law

Additional Courses:

Biotech Patent Law
Drafting IP licenses
Internet Law
Software Law
Journal of High Technology
Moot Court Team
Patent Law Moot Court Team
Trademark Moot Court Team
IP Moot Court Team