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Open House – Preparing to Practice Patent Law for 1Ls

Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Professor Menell and Schmitt at a Zoom open house on Thursday, November 2, from 1-2 pm to learn more about the Preparing to Practice Patent Law for 1Ls course (more info below). Please register to attend the open house HERE!

This seminar will assist 1Ls interested in patent law practice (prosecution, litigation, transactions, or strategy) prepare to work in patent law practice following their first year of law school. Students in the seminar must be simultaneously enrolled in Law 275.3 (Intellectual Property Law). No specific technical background or training is required–this course will serve as a primer for all 1Ls interested in patent practice. The seminar combines several elements: (1) deeper coverage of several patent law topics (patent eligibility, nonobviousness, written description, claim construction, and pharmaceutical patent litigation); (2) discussion of the different types of patent law practice (patent prosecution and strategy, patent litigation, tech transactions); and (3) practical information about making the most of patent-focused summer associate programs. Classes will include traditional lectures, guest lectures, and discussions with 2Ls and 3Ls who have worked in patent-focused summer associate programs. Assessment for the class is a series of response papers, in which students will practice the practical skills learned in class.

Interested students must submit an application form (attached to link) by November 17, 2023.  


Thursday, November 2, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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