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277WS sec. 001 - Patent Law (Summer 2021)

Instructor: Robert P. Merges  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid

Meeting:

    MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    From July 21, 2021
    To August 04, 2021

Summer Quarter: 4
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 44
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM


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.

This course will meet in-person on campus on July 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, and 27th in room 110.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Patent Law & Policy
    Merges
    Edition: 7th 2017
    ISBN: 9781632824516
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781632824516/Patent-Law-and-Policy-Seventh-Edition
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $227.00
    Price Source: user provided

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