601:696. PATENT LAW (2 or 3)
This course is a prerequisite for both Patent Litigation and Enforcement and for Patent Prosecution and Licensing.
The patent system, its underlying policies, and the statutory requirements for patentability under U.S. law. The course also compares and contrasts U.S. and foreign patenting and surveys practice under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). It considers patent property and contract rights, antitrust and misuse considerations and tax aspects. Patent Law is the basic patent course, offered both for students interested in becoming patent attorneys and for those seeking a general knowledge of the subject for corporate or litigation practice.