Summer 2020 Course Schedule

Post Grant Proceedings PTO (LAW-795GR-E001)
David Cavanaugh, Jonathan Stroud

Meets: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (FSaSu)

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 22

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The dates have been finalized but the times need to be confirmed. This course will be a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and maybe decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.


This course will cover post-grant proceedings (PGPs) before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO). With the enactment of the America Invent Acts in 2011, the PTO has implemented several new proceedings which permit the review of the validity of U.S. patents through a contentious proceeding at the PTO. The new proceedings - Inter Partes Review (IPRs), Covered Business Method (CBMs) and Post Grant Review (PGRs) - have distinct statutory requirements, which must be satisfied prior to the institution. This course is graded with letter grades.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

Not available at this time.