Advanced Topics in IP Law (SD 578)


This course provides students with hands-on experience in a variety of areas of intellectual property (IP) practice, with a particular focus on the practice of patent law. The course examines in detail the law, policy, and procedures surrounding each of a series of topics including patent prosecution, ownership, licensing, and enforcement. Each topic is followed by a practical writing assignment in which students apply these teachings to a real-world legal task, starting from an appeal brief at the USPTO to an opinion of counsel concerning infringement and/or validity of a patent.


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