Patent Drafting and Prosecution I
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
Patent Drafting & Prosecution I provides the student an introduction to each of the basic steps a patent attorney must take from the time an inventor makes first contact through issuance of a patent. Specific practical simulation exercises include receiving the initial invention disclosure, drafting a patent application to disclose and claim the invention, filing of the application in the USPTO, complying with the duty of disclosure (Information Disclosure Statements), and receiving and responding to Office Actions. The basics of U.S. patent law are taught, and appeals and interference proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) are also discussed.