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277W sec. 001 - Patent Law (Spring 2024)

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: In-Person


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 130
From January 09, 2024
To April 18, 2024

Course Start: January 09, 2024
Course End: April 18, 2024
Class Number: 32241

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 32
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 36
As of: 04/15 05:06 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 public 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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Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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  • Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials
    ROBERT PATRICK. MERGES, John Fitzgerald Duffy
    Edition: 8th ed., 2021
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    ISBN: 9781531011758
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $175.00
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