Course Details

Patent Law

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of U.S. patent law. We will cover the function of the U.S patent system; subject matter eligible for patenting; the requirements for obtaining a patent; patent entitlements and remedies for patent infringement; and current debates in patent law, including the patentability of software and the problem of non-practicing entities. Course instruction will be conducted through a combination of lectures, including guest lectures from practicing patent attorneys, and exercises designed to simulate problems likely to arise in patent law practice.

Catalog Number: INTPROP 905-0
Additional Course Information: MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2022
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 40     Actual: 2

Spring 2022
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1ON     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 50     Actual: 13

Fall 2021
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 50     Actual: 17

Spring 2021
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1-ON     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 50     Actual: 11

Fall 2020
Title: Patent Law
Faculty: Schwartz, David L. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 50     Actual: 20