Patent Law

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/44
Credits: 3

Course Description

Technological innovation has become increasingly important throughout the national and world economies, and so too has patent law. Most national law firms now include patent litigation practices, and top-level appellate litigation departments almost invariably cover appeals in patent cases as central part of their work. The increased prominence of patent law has also led to increased controversy, with pitched battles in recent Supreme Court cases reshaping fundamental doctrines of the field. This course will provide an introduction to this vibrant field, with a course of study covering the rules for obtaining and enforcing patents. Neither a scientific nor a technical background is necessary for this course (and, indeed, many highly successful patent litigators also do not have scientific or technical degrees).

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Property (6006)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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