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277W sec. 001 - Patent Law (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Robert P. Merges (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 132
From January 10, 2023
To April 20, 2023
Course End: April 20, 2023
Class Number: 31952
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 08/24 11:03 PM
The basics of US patent law: validity requirements, infringement analysis, and remedies. The emphasis is on comprehensive understanding of the acquisition and enforcement of patents, from both practical and pubic policy perspectives. In-depth coverage of the foundational cases as well as the most contemporary case law and legislation, using the well-honed 8th edition of Professor Merges's Patent Law and Policy casebook. This course is not limited to students who have a science or engineering degree; every effort is made to explain the subject of each case in straightforward terms.
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