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277.3 sec. 001 - Patent Litigation II: PTAB and ITC (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Steven Charles Carlson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Jeffrey G Homrig  
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: Law 145
From August 17, 2021
To November 19, 2021

Course Start: August 17, 2021
Course End: November 19, 2021
Class Number: 31912

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 16
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

The patent litigation landscape has greatly expanded over the past two decades to encompass PTO proceedings and investigations at the International Trade Commission. This course provides in-depth, hands-on exploration and training in these important tribunals. It also provides students with substantial skills training including petition drafting, motion and brief writing, depositions, oral advocacy, and strategic analysis. This class complements the basic patent litigation class, which focuses on district court litigation and appeals.

Although total enrollment is limited, students unable to enroll are encouraged to come to the first day of class, because many students adjust their schedules and room usually opens up for all.

While not absolutely required, all students are strongly encouraged to attend the first class.

Jeff Homrig has a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. He is an experienced trial lawyer and patent litigator and is a member of Latham & Watkin's global intellectual property practice. He is one of the coauthors of the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, 3rd Ed., which is published by the Federal Judicial Center and provided to all federal judges as a best practices guide for handling patent cases.

Steve Carlson is a law graduate of Yale Law School. He is a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Robins Kaplan LLP, where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. He is a co-author of the book Patents in Germany and Europe: Procurement, Enforcement, and Defense, and is also a coauthor of the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, 3rd Ed.

Introduction to Intellectual Property and a foundation of patent law is strongly recommended.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

Units from this class may count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement but the class may only satisfy one academic requirement, not both.

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Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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