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Indiana Law students can build their own plan of study by taking classes from a number of different areas, or they can choose an area of focus.
Description The course will then cover statutes, federal rules and case law pertaining to prosecuting the patent application before the United States Patent Office. The prosecution of patent applications typically involves a series of exchanges between the patent attorney and the Patent Office Examiner in which arguments are forwarded with respect to whether the invention (as defined by the claims you have submitted) is sufficiently unique to deserve patent protection. These exchanges explore whether the claims define an invention which meets the statutory requirements of novelty and nonobviousness set forth in Title 35 of the United States Code. It is the Examiner's job to make sure that no "unworthy" inventions proceed to patent. It is your job as an advocate to convince the Examiner that the claimed invention is worthy, and to help the client make key decisions whether the claims need to be amended to more fully distinguish from the prior art. Again, practical drafting sessions of our own will be conducted.
Note This course satisfies the professional skills requirement.
Faculty K. Gandy
|Spring 2012 - 2013||Patent Prosecution||Gandy, K.|
|Spring 2011 - 2012||Patent Prosecution||Gandy, K.|
|Spring 2010 - 2011||Patent Prosecution||Gandy, K.|
|Spring 2009 - 2010||Patent Prosecution (syllabus)||Gandy, K.|