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B743 Patent Law

Description Why do we give inventors the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling the inventions that they introduce into the world? Is the patent regime performing the purpose laid out for it in the Constitution, namely to "promote the Progress of ... Useful Arts"? How are patent rights structured to speed the delivery of new medicines, computers, and mousetraps to eager consumers? With an emphasis on these questions, this class surveys United States patent law as codified in Title 35 of the United States Code and as interpreted by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the Patent and Trademark Office. The structure follows the basic steps of a patent infringement suit, addressing claim construction, claim validity, infringement, defenses and remedies.

Faculty K. Collins, M. Janis, M. Leaffer

Fall 2015 - 2016Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2014 - 2015Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2013 - 2014Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2012 - 2013Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2011 - 2012Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2010 - 2011Patent LawJanis, M.
Fall 2009 - 2010Patent Law (syllabus) (first day's assignment)Janis, M.