Patent Law of the US
This course offers an in-depth exploration of patent law and patent litigation practice. The course covers understanding of the patent document and the patent prosecution process, patent infringement, claim construction, requirements for patentability, defenses to patent infringement, and patent remedies. The course involves readings and discussions related to substantive patent law and practical exercises designed to teach the class how to litigate a patent case. These practical exercises include written pleadings, motions, and papers as well as in-class litigation exercises. A technical background is not required. This course satisfies a requirement of the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. Intellectual Property LLM students are required to take this course, Copyright Law of the US, or Trademark Law of the US.