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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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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.
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Required Books are in blue
- Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials
Robert P. Merges and John Duffy
Edition: 5th ed./2011
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
Price: To Be Determined