LAW7753 - Patent Litigation

LAW7753 - Patent Litigation

Course Number: 

7753

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite:

Patent Law (LAW 7716)

This seminar explores, in depth, the life cycle of a patent infringement action from a hands-on practical perspective. The course will cover how to conduct a pre-suit investigation, prepare a Complaint and select jurisdiction. The course will also cover how to prepare patent-specific written discovery and explore the different facets of fact and expert discovery, including document production, motion practice and depositions. A discussion of Markman proceedings and summary judgment will follow. The course culminates in a Markman Hearing based on a real-world patent and a hypothetical fact pattern. The Hearing will include briefing and oral argument. By practicing the actual mechanics of litigation, students will develop writing, analysis and oral advocacy skills. Prerequisite: Patent Law.