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LAWS 4445 Patent Litigation (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course has two goals. First, teaching substantive patent law and the key events in patent litigations. Second, developing core litigation skills that are critical to not only patent cases, but also other types of litigations. The class will focus on three exercises: (1) a Markman argument in which each student will argue patent claim construction issues; (2) an expert deposition of a technical witness, in which the students will question the witness; and (3) summary judgment briefing and a hearing, in which each student will write a brief and present oral argument. All three exercises will involve review of substantive patent law, issues specific to patent litigations, and core litigation skills.


Instructor(s): Mueller

Prerequisites: Intellectual Property Survey or Patent Law strongly suggested but not required.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-14