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Fall 2022
5332 Patent Law - MICHAELS- 13238

Professor(s): Andrew Michaels (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTH  Location: 310 

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: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

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

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/15 9am-12pm      

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (3/7/2022 3:46:05 PM)

Book(s) Required

Patent Law and Policy
Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition, by Robert Patrick Merges, John Fitzgerald Duffy, 978-1-5310-1175-8