Patent Litigation Clinic



SLN #: 74374
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 018
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Jackson;Gross

Course Description:
The Patent Law Clinic provides students with hands-on experience in real-world patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Students will become Rule 38 certified. The clinic is open to students having a background in science and engineering who are qualified to sit the Patent Bar exam or students with a non-technical background who have a strong interest in patent law. Faculty will attempt to match student's areas of technical expertise with available projects. Students are required to have taken or concurrently enroll in Patent Licensing & Enforcement (new name for Contingent Fee Patent Licensing and Litigation). Additional pre or co-requisites include Patent Law or Patent Preparation & Prosecution, either of which may be taken concurrently. The clinic will be supervised by active practitioners, Michelle Gross (private practice) and Jeff Jackson (in-house counsel for research institute). Professor Gross specializes in physical sciences and Professor Jackson specializes in life sciences. Additionally, attorneys affiliated with the Law Offices of Steven G. Lisa, Ltd. will contribute to instruction.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Written Assignment: N/A
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Patent Licensing & Enforcement (new name for Contingent Fee Patent Licensing and Litigation) is a required pre or co-requisite; Patent Law, or Patent Prosecution are pre- or co-requisite.
Special Withdrawal Course: Yes, the last day to withdraw without special permission from the Executive Director of the Clinical Program is 2 weeks prior to the first seminar class.
Limited Enrollment Number: 10-12
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: N/A
Paper or In-Class Presentation: N/A
Participation Points: N/A
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: N/A
Online Course Site: None