Fall 2017
5332 Patent Law - VETTER- 19207

Professor(s): Greg Vetter (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 5:30p-7:00p  MW  Location: 213  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/PatentLawFall2017/PatentLawFall2017.htm

Course Notes:   Please read the items indicated on the web-posted syllabus.
NOTE: the first class session is Wednesday, August 23, 2017. There is no class Monday, August 21st.

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: 12/4 6 -9PM  209 BLB    

This course will have:
Exam: Yes
Paper: No

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

LAW OF PATENTS | Edition: 4TH 16
Publisher:W KLUWER