Practical Lawyering Skills
277: Patent Law Litigation
Students must have taken either (1) Intellectual Property (survey course); or (2) Advanced Patent Law Seminar.
This is an advanced Patent seminar that will incorporate and apply concepts introduced in the Intellectual Property survey course. The focus of this seminar is to provide students with a simulated "real-world" experience that will assist them in their subsequent practice of law. Students will be divided into plaintiffs and defendants, and the seminar will walk them through the various aspects of patent litigation from preparing the initial notice letter to arguing claim construction in a Markman hearing. In addition, students will be assigned complementary reading that helps to highlight the substantive material covered. Students will be required to draft litigation-based documents, such as complaints, answers and interrogatories. In addition, students will be required to draft a brief for a Markman hearing. Grading will be based upon these activities, as well as class participation; there will be no final exam.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken either (1) Intellectual Property (survey course); or (2) Advanced Patent Law Seminar. Please note that taking a concurrent Intellectual Property class will not satisfy the pre-requisite.