Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW8620
    Sched. No.: 115210108

Patent and Licensing Clinic I
Section 1
Decker, Robert J.
Sparks, Rodney L.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Capacity:6 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:3 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

The clinic involves instruction and practical training in patent drafting as well as the negotiation and drafting of patent and software license agreements. Students will participate in class sessions covering these topics and will be assigned to one or more significant drafting and counseling projects in one or both of these two areas. The clinic also covers evaluation of inventions and computer software for patentability and commercial value; counseling of U.Va. faculty inventors regarding patentability, inventorship, and the patenting process; preparation, filing and prosecution of provisional U.S. patent applications; dealing with patent examiners; and researching current issues in the fields of intellectual property and technology transfer. Some exposure to international patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty may be possible. Resolution of disputes with licensees and possible infringers will be undertaken where appropriate. Several class sessions will be scheduled early in the semester at a mutually convenient time. Students will work in the office of the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group eight hours per week. A technical background is required. Students will be asked to provide the instructor with a statement relating to technical background (scientific, engineering, mathematical, computer, etc.) to aid in the assignment process.

ENROLLMENT LIMITATION: Students may enroll in one clinic per semester. On a space-available basis, students may petition to enroll in a second clinical offering after the add/drop period has ended.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: National patent application draft

Prerequisites:Patent Law
This course is on the professional skills course list.