LAW 306

Patent Law

Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Technology & the Law

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of U.S. patent law. Although the readings will at times cover technical areas, no technical background is required. Instead, our focus will be on the legal, policy, and strategic issues raised by modern patent practice. We will cover the history, origin and function of the patent system; subject matter eligible for patenting; the requirements for obtaining a patent; patent entitlements and remedies for patent infringement. We will devote the final few classes to current issues in patent law policy.

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