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Fall 2016

5332 Patent Law - VETTER- 21161

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 3  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: See link below:
http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/gvetter/classes/PatentLawFall2016/PatentLawFall2016.htm

Course Notes:   Please read the items indicated on the web-posted syllabus.

Prerequisites:  - No technical background is required to succeed in this course. There is no prerequisite for this course.

First Day Assignments: Please read the items indicated on the web-posted syllabus.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/13 1-4pm  211 TU2    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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