Patent Claim Drafting
Patent claim drafting is at the heart of every aspect of patent law practice. The course examines sections of the Patent Act, Patent Office Regulations, court cases, and techniques of claim interpretation relevant to the drafting of patent claims, as well as the effect of broader issues of patent practice. It considers the special claim-drafting problems related to computer software and electronic, mechanical, chemical, and biotechnology inventions. Students draft claims from assigned invention disclosures for critical evaluation. By course end, students should be able to draft professionally acceptable claims for basic inventions. There is a final examination.
Patent Law (CIP145), although not required, is recommended.