Patent Drafting

This course teaches students the practical skills necessary to draft a patent application. Students will learn to analyze an invention and to draft patent claims that capture the full scope of the invention while avoiding the prior art. Different types of inventions and claims will be discussed. Students will also learn to prepare a written description of the invention that is enabling and provides the requisite support for the claims. Special consideration will be given to controversial areas of the law such as business methods, software, and medical diagnostics.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course