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Patent Trial Practice
J.D. Skills 334 | 3 credit hours
This course introduces students to the elements of a typical patent trial through mock trial experiences and classroom demonstration and discussion. Topics to be covered include: developing a persuasive and comprehensive theme for your case; opening statements; direct and cross examination techniques; impeachment and rehabilitation of witnesses; qualifying and examining expert witnesses; laying the proper foundation for the introduction of evidence and using exhibits in examination to help present technical information; closing arguments; and preparing for and presenting arguments at Markman Hearings. The course will also introduce students to the use of current computer graphics and information technology in trial. The course will be taught using hypothetical fact patterns common to patent litigation. During the semester students will receive individual feedback on their individual performances.
Prerequisite: Evidence; Patent Law.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Civil Litigation Practice; Trial Advocacy and Practice; Trial Practice; Trial Practice and Applied Evidence; or Trial Practice: Criminal Law and Advocacy.
SPECIAL NOTE about Clinics: Students may receive credit for this course and certain clinics only if this course is taken before enrolling in one of these clinics. The clinics are: Center for Applied Legal Studies; Criminal Justice; Domestic Violence; Family Advocacy; Juvenile Justice; or Law Students in Court.