University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Patent Law

This course presents an introduction to Trade Secret Law but is primarily focused on U.S. Patent Law. Students will learn the fundamental patent statutes and rules and how the courts have interpreted those statutes and rules. Topics include: inventorship; prior art and loss of right under 35 USC 102; unobviousness under 35 USC 103; utility and patentable subject matter under 35 USC 101; infringement; and remedies and damages. Students will read from a casebook on United States Patent Law and a collection of recent significant court decisions. This course proceeds primarily by lecture, student case presentation and exercise.