Levin College of Law

Course Number: LAW 6573 Credits: 3

This course covers the legal protections for inventions available under the U.S. Patent Act. It follows the life cycle of an innovation, beginning with the requirements and procedures for patenting it; next, the rights a patent confers and the conduct that infringes them; then, enforcement through litigation, including defenses and remedies; and finally, international considerations for inventors. This class does not assume any prior exposure to intellectual property or to the technologies that draw upon it.