683.01 Patent Litigation

This course will cover the basic aspects of patent infringement litigation, beginning with the pre-suit investigation and covering basic phases of the process through trial, including the initial pleadings, discovery, the Markman claim construction phase, pretrial and trial. The main focus will be on the practical aspects of this growing form of commercial litigation. Students would need to have completed, or be concurrently enrolled in, Patent Law to enroll in this course. Students will be assessed on the basis of two writing assignments, a Markman/claim construction brief and a summary judgment motion, and on an oral argument on their brief.

2 credits.

Spring 2018

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Reflective Writing
Oral presentation
Gregory Sleet
6:00-7:50 PM
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