899 Patent Law (3)
Patent Law has been called the only true specialty in the practice of law based on it being the only area of law which adopts admission to a separate bar and requires separate undergraduate prerequisites. However, patents encompass a broader spectrum of law than the specialty of patent prosecution. This course examines the law of patents as one of several intellectual property rights that are increasingly important in domestic and international trade and among the legal issues likely encountered by lawyers in a variety of transactional and litigation practices involving anything from hi tech start-ups to main street innovations. The course will cover the basis of patent rights, the creation and protection of those rights and consider some real world application of the law as a dynamic and changing part of the legal community.