This advanced course on patent law allows students to work closely with expert patent practitioners to study the current hot topics’ dominating patent law at the time the class is offered. The substantive focus may change from year to year based on recently decided or upcoming cases before the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court. Examples of course topics include: Biomedical Patents, Software Patents, Exceptional Damages, Patent Trolls, and Indirect Infringement.
This course will prepare students to address, and be conversant in, legal issues confronting the patent community, and will provide students the opportunity to closely interact with patent practitioners in the New York area. Students will be required to do close readings of major cases, policy proposals, and draft legislation. Assessment may be based either on a final research paper on an individual topic to be decided in consultation with the instructor or on two long-form legal memoranda.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: IP/Copyright and Trademark; Media, Entertainment, Sports, Fashion; Tech/Privacy