Course Description


John Murphy

Prerequisite: Patent Law I

This course builds on the basics of patent law covered in Patent Law I (e.g., legal requirements for patentability, written description, enablement, novelty, nonobviousness, utility, and statutory subject matter), which is a prerequisite. It examines litigation aspects of patent practice, including the practical strategy issues driving litigation tactics. Litigation is considered from the pre-complaint stage through discovery, claim construction, and trial. The textbook will be Moore, Holbrook, & Murphy’s Patent Litigation and Strategy, 4th ed. In addition to a final examination, there will be occasional practice-oriented writing and speaking assignments.