ADVANCED TOPICS IN PATENT LAW AND INNOVATION AT THE SUPREME COURT
(LAWF-4085) - 2 UNITS
Every term, the Supreme Court takes up 2 or 3 Patent Law cases that can have wide-ranging impacts on important issues effecting the innovation economy. The issues often address fundamental questions, such as just what, exactly, does the Constitution mean when Article 1 seeks "to promote the progress of science and the useful arts?" The Supreme Court shapes the innovation ecosystem in its opinions each term.
This course will delve into the issues that the Supreme Court will be addressing in the current term, such as fundamental eligibility for patenting, the power of administrative agencies to review patents, and the ability of the Federal Circuit to oversee how patent law develops.
This seminar will be useful for anyone interested in litigation in the federal courts, especially those with interest in Intellectual Property.
Patent Law is recommended but not required. A science background is not required for patent litigation, or for this class