PATENT PROSECUTION
(LAWF-4007) - 3 UNITS

This is a skills course. Students will learn how to prepare and prosecute U.S. utility patent applications, along with an overview of design and foreign patent prosecution. Practical advice and guidance will be provided as students study key statutes (including those in the new America Invents Act), rules, and patent office guidelines. All students will put what they learn to practice by drafting patent claims, a patent application, a response to a patent office rejection, a request for a patent examiner interview, and a summary of a patent examiner interview. Students will also conduct an interview with a simulated inventor, law firm partner, and patent examiner. Students meet in class for two hours per week; an additional hour per week, for practical exercises, is scheduled on an individual basis.

Satisfies Writing Requirement   Experiential Course  

Prerequisites:
Introduction to Intellectual Property (LAWF-4035) 
or
LAW-4F35 
and
Patent Law (LAWF-4006) 
or
LAW-4F06