Spring 2013
5332 Patent Law - VETTER- 12983

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 10:30a-12:00p  TThLocation: 209  BLB

Course Outline: This course will introduce students to the law and policy of the United States patent system. This course begins with a discussion of the origin of the patent system followed by a look at the composition of an issued patent and the procedural mechanism for obtaining patent rights. We will then proceed with an examination of the substantive requirements of patentability, including the disclosure requirements, novelty, nonobviousness, utility, and subject matter. Next, we will consider issues associated with enforcing a patent, including the scope of a patent owner’s rights, and the common defenses to a patent infringement suit.

Course Syllabus: http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/gvetter/classes/PatentLawSpring2013/PatentLawSpring2013.htm

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites:  - No technical background is required to succeed in this course. Although there are no prerequisites for this class, IP Survey is helpful.

First Day Assignments: Read the web page at the link under Course Syllabus, read the pages linked to that page, and read the first day’s casebook assignment listed at that page.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/09 9am-noon  111 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

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