Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Intellectual Property and Technology Law

506: Patent Prosecution Seminar

Credit Hours

2

Description

Skills

This course offers an introduction to the art and science of preparing patent applications and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While a discussion of selected statutory requirements and Patent Office rules will be incorporated in the lectures, the focus of the course will be on hands-on drafting and strategy. In-class exercises and homework assignments include drafting claims and various parts of a patent application, as well as preparing responses to Office Actions. There are no pre-requisites for this course, although a technical background or comfort with describing technology would be desirable. (Freeman, Hetz/Genin, Nethery, Penn)