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Patent and Trademark Prosecution and Practice

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 3

This course teaches skills related to the process for preparing and prosecution both patent and trademark applications for various technologies and types of trademarks.  The lectures cover jointly patent and trademark practice.  The workshop portion includes a patent track and a trademark track with students selecting one track for the course.

On the patent track, students will learn to interview inventors, conduct a patentability search, render a patentability opinion, draft patent claims and applications.  On the trademark track, students will learn to assist clients to select effective trademarks, conduct a trademark search and clearance, render trademark opinions, and draft trademark applications.  All students will learn to respond to Office Actions and be introduced to filing applications in the United States and internationally. and infringement issues for patents and trademarks .  Most classes will include a lecture portion and a workshop portion. Patent bar eligibility is a prerequisite for the patent track, but the trademark track is open to students with or without patent bar eligibility.  Patent Law or Trademark Law course are recommended.