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277.43 sec. 001 - Preparing to Practice Patent Law for 1Ls (Spring 2024)

Instructor: Peter S Menell  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Allison Schmitt  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 111
From January 11, 2024
To April 18, 2024

Course Start: January 11, 2024
Course End: April 18, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 06/25 12:56 AM

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 below as Supplemental File) by November 17, 2023.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Law 275.3 (Intellectual Property Law) must be taken concurrently.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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