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Spring 2018
5227 Procedure of Patent Litigation - DHANANI/ALFARO- 19071

Professor(s): Ali Dhanani (ADJUNCT)
Natalie Alfaro Gonzales (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:30p  T  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: The Course will focus on how to litigate a patent infringement case in Federal District Court and the relationship of the district courts and the Federal Circuit in patent litigation. In particular, the course will examine a hypothetical patent case from the pleadings, through the Markman hearing, and to trial. The course focuses on the hands-on issues that patent litigators face in their day to day trial preparation. The goal is to provide the students with an overall process for how a patent case is conducted all the way through trial.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota= 20.
The students will earn their grade based on four assignments. The assignments will focus on the weekly instructions and discussions in class. The assignments will consist of any of the following: motion to transfer; infringement contentions chart and invalidity contention chart on obviousness; briefing both sides of the interpretation of a term or phrase in a patent claim (a process called “claim construction”); drafting an opening or closing argument for a patent case.

Adjunct Professor Ali Dhanani’s professional bio can be found here:

Adjunct Professor Natalie Alfaro’s professional bio can be found here:

Prerequisites: Yes  Patent Law, OR Patent Remedies & Defenses

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Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (11/30/2017 4:30:08 PM)

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