Patent Law



SLN #: 87321
Course Prefix: LAW-645
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Fellmeth

Course Description:
A general introduction to patent law and policy. A patent is a federally-granted bundle of entitlements that include, most importantly, the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing the patented invention for a defined period of time. The course will cover the history of patent law; the policy rationales for granting or withholding patents; a summary introduction to patent preparation and prosecution procedure; and a more detailed consideration of the patentability requirements (patentable subject matter, utility, novelty, nonobviousness, and disclosure), the concept of patent infringement, defenses and limitations to patent rights, and remedies.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Participation Points: Up to 3
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard