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Patent Drafting and Prosecution     LAW-838

Students will learn how to prepare and prosecute effective U.S. utility patent applications. Each student will draft patent claims, a patent application, a response to a real patent office rejection, and a request for a patent examiner interview. Students will then individually participate in a (mock) patent examiner interview, following which they will draft a summary of that interview. An overview of post-grant patent challenges, design patents, and foreign patent prosecution will also be provided.

Units 2, 3, 4
Grading Options Numeric or CR/D/F
Exam Type In-class Exam
Writing Requirement No
Skills/Experiential Requirement No
Recommended Preparation Patent Law (LAW 810)

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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