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Fall 2013
5297 Procedure of Patent Litigation - DHANANI- 24772

Professor(s): Ali Dhanani (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 6:00p-8:00p  TLocation: 3 BLB 

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: This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.   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: drafting complaints and answers; motion to transfer; drafting discovery requests; infringement contentions chart and invalidity contention chart; and briefing both sides of the interpretation of a term or phrase in a patent claim (a process called “claim construction”).

Prerequisites: Yes  Patent Law, OR Patent Remedies & Defenses

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Final Exam Schedule:      

This course will have:
Exam: NO
Paper: YES

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