Patent Preparation & Prosecution



SLN #: 21450
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 008
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Noblitt

Course Description:
The course is targeted at teaching the fundamental knowledge and skills required for preparing patent applications for filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and pursuing them to issuance. The patent practitioner must be prepared to interview the inventor, learn the technology, and prepare the patent application. Further, the patent practitioner negotiates with the examiner and prosecutes the application. Clients expect the practitioner to provide useful counsel on how to pursue the application, options for appealing or otherwise overcoming adverse decisions, and protecting the technology from domestic and foreign competition. The course is designed to train the patent practitioner to understand the patent options for various technologies, clients, and situations. Students learn the basics of drafting patent applications, pursuing the patent application through the PTO process, meeting adverse decisions from the PTO, and maintaining the issued patent. The course also addresses anticipating litigation issues, protecting developing technologies, and pursuing patents abroad.”

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
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
Prerequisite: Patent Law or Intellectual Property are recommended.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None