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277W sec. 1 - Patent Law (Fall 2012)

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

Course Start: August 23, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49754

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 P. Merges and John Duffy
    Edition: 5th ed./2011
    Publisher: LexisNexis
    ISBN: 9781422480304
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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