Patent Prosecution and Enforcement Seminar
J.D. Seminar 339
| 2 credit hours
This seminar course will focus on issues that must be dealt with in the course of preparing and prosecuting patents to avoid flaws that might be fatal if the patent is litigated. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions indicate, if not mandate, that patent owners must be more deliberate and thorough in procuring patents or suffer the consequences of invalidity, unenforceability or non-infringement.
These patent decisions have changed the landscape of patent practice. Topics covered include patentable subject matter, obviousness, willful infringement, duty of candor, licensee estoppel, patent exhaustion, constructive trusts, joint inventors, joint owners, joint infringement and patent malpractice.
Students will take opposite sides for three (3) short memos or briefs on assigned topics which will be debated in class and will comprise the writing assignment.
Prerequisite: Patent Law.
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||Lynch, John E.