Patent Litigation



SLN #: 12712
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Halaby

Course Description:
This is a practical course, drawn on real world litigation experience, addressing key issues in patent litigation. We will cover, at a minimum, pre-litigation issues including pre-filing investigation and identifying proper parties; jurisdiction, venue, and pleadings; disclosure and discovery; privilege issues; experts; dispositive motions, pretrial, and trial; claim construction; infringement and non-infringement; invalidity; unenforceability; remedies; appeal; and reexamination and reissue. We will survey applicable provisions of Titles 28 and 35 of the United States Code, as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. We also will cover significant patent litigation changes wrought by 2011’s America Invents Act. Reading assignments and lectures will be designed to help students gain an understanding of what the real world practice of law is like. Prior completion of, or at least concurrent enrollment in, Civil Procedure is strongly encouraged. Prior completion of, or at least concurrent enrollment in, Evidence and an introductory course addressing patent law is desirable, but not required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Prior completion of, or at least concurrent enrollment in, Evidence and an introductory course addressing patent law is desirable, but not required.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Online Course Site: None