Advanced Patent and Licensing Clinic
Section 1, Spring 23
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Advanced Patent and Licensing Clinic involves many of the same projects as the Patent and Licensing Clinic, but in this clinic and dependent on available work scope, the student may have the opportunity to work exclusively with a patent attorney drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications (and associated tasks like prior art searches and evaluations, meeting with faculty inventors, preparing information disclosure statements, etc.) or working exclusively with a licensing manager to draft license agreements, negotiate licensing terms and conditions, prepare agreements and marketing documents. In some instances the students may work with the patent attorney researching and writing one or more memos on current legal topics in patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing. Clinic participants may also evaluate inventions and computer software for patentability and commercial value; counsel U.Va. faculty inventors regarding patentability, inventorship, licensing, and the patenting process; prepare, file, and prosecute U.S. patent applications; deal with patent examiners; and research 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 may be undertaken where appropriate. Class sessions will be held weekly throughout the semester in the office of University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group about two to three hours per week. The requirements are the same as for the Patent and Licensing Clinic, which is also a prerequisite. Students will be asked to provide the instructor with a statement relating to technical, industry, and legal background and employment.
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: To be Announced.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Patent and Licensing Clinic I (8620)) 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: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Class sessions will meet at the scheduled time. Students should expect to also work 8-10 hours/week in the office of the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Intellectual Property, Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM