LAW 654-03 Patent Law

This course introduces the basic concepts of patent law - a system involving a government grant of limited proprietary rights in inventions in exchange for full disclosure of the invention. Areas to be examined include requirements for patentability, procedures for obtaining patents, interrelationships with trade secrets, rights to employee inventions, patent assignments and licensing, and a brief overview of patent litigation. Students should have an Engineering degree or a strong scientific educational background.