Patent Clinic II

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/6
Credits: 2

Course Description

Patent Clinic II involves many of the same projects as Patent Clinic I, but in this clinic, the student can choose to work exclusively with patent attorneys 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 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, and the patenting process; prepare, file, and prosecute provisional 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 will be undertaken where appropriate. Students will work in the office of University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group approximately four to six hours per week on fairly flexible schedule. The requirements are the same as for Patent Clinic I, which is also a prerequisite. 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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: To be Announced.

Other Work

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: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: 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. 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.

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.

General Information

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