Students will build on their basic claim drafting skills by learning the rules, regulations, customs, and practices for dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) when filing and prosecuting patent applications. Students will draft one complete patent specification and claims as well as responses to two USPTO Office Actions. Students may also prepare additional documents for filing with the USPTO. The course format is 2 hours per week of traditional lecture and discussion to cover theory and general principles plus regularly scheduled small group section meetings with a local practicing attorney. During the small group section meetings, the practicing attorney will discuss and provide feedback on the patent application and responses prepared for the course.
- Course Number: IP-0062
- Credits: 3
- Prerequisites: PPI and Patent Law
- Course Format: Lecture
- Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls.
- Final examination: 25%
- Midterm examination: -
- Class prep. and participation: 5%
- Research paper: -
- Regular submissions/quizzes: 10%
- Other (see syllabus): 60%