This course is an advanced patent seminar that focuses on patent litigation and dispute resolution issues, with consideration of policy and practice in patent enforcement. The course will have a particular emphasis on appellate practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and include a comprehensive study of the Federal Circuit, its unique role as the only federal court of appeals organized based on subject matter rather than on geography, its jurisdiction over patent cases, litigation strategies, and the process of guiding a client through a patent appeal. In addition, the seminar will examine recent Supreme Court decisions, patent reform, and comparative issues in patent law. Writing done for this seminar may satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement. Prerequisites: either the basic course in Patent Law or the Intellectual Property Law Survey.
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Last offered Spring 2013.