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277W sec. 1 - Patent Law (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Robert P. Merges  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 140

Course Start: January 06, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49868


This course will cover the core concepts of U.S. patent law with special focus on the issues of patent reform that have been raised over the past few years. Using the perspective of an inventor or entrepreneur, we will examine how patents are used as a business tool to commercialize new technologies and innovations. We will also consider fundamental policy questions about the current patent system such as whether it favors big institutions over independent inventors or start-ups and whether it inhibits scientific research and access to medicines.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials
    Robert Merges and John Duffy
    Edition: 6th Ed 2013
    Publisher: LexisNexis
    ISBN: 9780769857688
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $194.00
    Price Source: user provided

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