Patent Clinic I

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 1/4
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1300-1400
  • PTO
01/23/2020 04/23/2020

Course Description

The clinic involves instruction and practical training in patent drafting and current legal issues impacting patent licensing and enforcement. 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 four to eight hours per week. A technical background is required as is eligibility to sit for the patent bar or patent bar registration. 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: National patent application draft.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Patent Law (8010)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Classroom sessions will meet at the scheduled time. Students will also on client matters approximately eight hours per week.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Saturday, April 11, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM