Prerequisite: Patent Law I
This course builds on the basics of patent law covered in Patent Law I (e.g., legal requirements
for patentability, written description, enablement, novelty, nonobviousness, utility, and statutory
subject matter), which is a prerequisite. It examines litigation aspects of patent practice.
Litigation is considered from the pre-complaint stage through discovery, claim construction, and
trial. Writing projects include (1) a Markman exercise, which includes a written portion and oral
presentation, (2) an opinion letter regarding validity and enforceability, and (3) a legal research
memorandum and argument section of a brief for a patent infringement case. Writing projects
will be reviewed and discussed in lieu of an examination.