Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW7046
    Sched. No.: 116219113

Current Issues in U.S. and International Patent Law*
Section 1
Bagley, Margo A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1815-2015 (WB119)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:5 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide an introduction to key aspects of international and comparative patent law and the myriad policies at play in ongoing global patent harmonization conflicts. The value of patents is increasing in many areas while at the same time the scope of patent-eligible subject matter is in flux. We will explore the impact of these forces in the creation and implementation of international agreements concerning patents, such as the Paris Convention, Patent Cooperation Treaty, the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property, and various bilateral agreements.
Against the backdrop of the U.S patent system, we also will consider the importance of regional patent systems such as the European Patent Convention, as well as features of other major patent players such as India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, and China. A discussion of current issues in international patent law such as access to medicines, protection of traditional knowledge, multinational patent litigation, and the patenting of controversial inventions will be an integral part of the course. The course will also provide the opportunity for writing on international and comparative patent law issues.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

Prerequisites:Property Law
Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit short response papers during the course, and a longer (~3000 word) paper via LawWeb by 4:30 pm (EST) on the last day of the examination period.