LAW 777

Patent Litigation

Technology & the Law

This course will take students through a hypothetical patent case from filing through a Federal Circuit appeal.  Students will be assigned a role, as either plaintiff or defendant, and maintain that role throughout the semester.  Classes will focus on practical skills through in-class exercises, with a mix of substantive law discussions.   

In addition to lectures, students will participate in four in-class simulations designed to develop key skills for critical aspects of a patent case: motion to transfer/dismiss oral argument, Markman hearing oral argument, expert deposition, and opening/closing statements for trial.  Students will learn how to effectively advocate on their feet and distill highly technical arguments into something easily understood by a judge and jury. Students will be given live feedback by the Instructors after each simulation.  

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