Spring 2020
6205 Patent Prosecution - COTRONE- 21874

Professor(s): Carlo Cotrone (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Law 

Time: 7:30p-9:30p  T  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: This simulation course approaches patent prosecution from a practical perspective, aiming to equip students with fundamental skills not only in claim drafting, but also in argumentation, advocacy, and collaboration with inventors, clients, and patent examiners. An overarching goal of this course is to help students to begin developing an identity as an intellectual property counselor—a practitioner whose mission is far broader than merely to secure patent protection.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=15.
This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.

The resume of professor Cotrone can be found at

Students should also note that participation in the course brings a special opportunity to obtain the most widely known and used commercial treatise in patent prosecution, Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting (7th ed. 2018), at a special student rate that is approximately one-fourth of the cost that a law firm or practicing attorney would pay.

Prerequisites: Yes  Either Patent Law or IP Survey in a prior semester or in the same semester as this course; or permission of the instructors

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 6-8pm      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 3:07:42 PM)

Book(s) Required

Robert C. Faber, Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting (new edition expected December 2019) (“Faber”) https://www.pli.edu/Content/Treatise/Faber_on_Mechanics_of_Patent_Claim_Drafting/_/N-4lZ1z141du?Ns=sort_title%7C0&ID=262323