Patent Law

SLN #: 80457
Course Prefix: LAW-645
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Karjala
Course Books: View List of Books

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/Upper-Level Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Simulation Course: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Participation Points: Participation points may be given
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance is expected

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.