Spring 2012 Course Schedule

Patent Prosecution (LAW-855-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM (W) - Room 351

Enrolled: 13 / Limit: 14

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Pre-requisite is Law-688-001 - Patent Law.


The Patent Prosecution seminar focuses on practical application of patent law concepts in preparing and prosecuting patent applications, the realities of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the specific issues relating to the preparation, prosecution, and securing of a U.S. patent. The seminar examines patent statutes and USPTO rules and practices governing patent prosecution as well as court decisions impacting and interpreting patents. In addition to in-class discussions, workshops, and short home work assignments, students will draft a patent application and a response to an office action.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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No text book. Weekly reading assignments, including articles & cases, will be assigned.

First Class Readings

January 11, 2012—Week 1—Overview of Course
Patent Laws, Patent Applications, Practice and Procedures, and Examiner’s Work Prosecution Flow Patentability Requirements U.S. Patent Laws (35 U.S.C. Sections) U.S. Patent Rules (37 C.F.R. Sections)


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