Patent Law Final Exam Page - Fall 2017

Announcements and messages about the Final Exam

Posted here is the instruction portion of the final examination. The actual question portion (which is not included) is 6 pages, double spaced.

Please read this document before the exam.

Exam Time

The exam is Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (3 hours).

The exam room is [__].

Everyone must be in the exam room by 5:45 p.m. for examination distribution.

 

Responses to student questions relating to the exam or after the last class session

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My standardized exam instructions and documents about how I evaluate exams

Here is a prototype of the exam instructions I anticipate using on the final examination. I contemplate that the ultimate exam instructions will be substantially similar to these instructions, however, I reserve the right to change these exam instructions in any way.

Here is a document about how to write answers for my exams and some information about how I evaluate these answers. There may be revisions to this document during the Fall 2016 "exam season."

Here is a video of a presentation I gave about how to prepare for courses and course examinations. To be most useful, one should watch this video sometime during the first third of the course. Here are the slides used in that video.

Here is a video of a presentation I recommend about how to outline for a course. To be most useful, one should watch this video sometime during the first third of the course.

"Old" exam materials from my prior Patent Law classes

The items available are the Patent examination from Spring 2003, Spring 2004, and Spring 2006, and a composite student model answer (posted without any individually identifiable information) from students that earned a high grade for each class.

Please note that I generally calibrate the length of my exams with the number of course hours. For a three hour class, the examination will be up to, but no more than, 6 pages, double spaced.

Spring 2006 Patent Law Examination

The Spring 2006 Patent Law final examination is representative of the final examination I contemplate for the course.

Here is the Spring 2006 Patent Law examination, and here is the composite student model answer. Please note that the composite answer does not necessarily address every issue, nor resolve every issue in such a way as to earn all the points for that issue. Both the examination and the answer should be read in light of the documents I have posted above describing how to deal with my exams.

Spring 2004 Patent Law Examination

The Spring 2004 Patent Law final examination is representative of the final examination I contemplate for the course.

Here is the Spring 2004 Patent Law examination, and here is the composite student model answer. Please note that the composite answer does not necessarily address every issue, nor resolve every issue in such a way as to earn all the points for that issue. Both the examination and the answer should be read in light of the documents I have posted above describing how to deal with my exams.

Spring 2003 Patent Law Examination

The Spring 2003 Patent Law final examination is representative of the final examination I contemplate for the course.

Here is the Spring 2003 Patent Law examination, and here is the composite student model answer. Please note that the composite answer does not necessarily address every issue, nor resolve every issue in such a way as to earn all the points for that issue. Both the examination and the answer should be read in light of the documents I have posted above describing how to deal with my exams.

Last modified on August 18, 2017, by Greg R. Vetter