Patent Law in Practice – 5025

Spring 2023

NOTE: This course is being taught remotely in Spring 2023.


The field of patents extends across the boundaries of business, technology, innovation, and law. In this course, students will be introduced to a broad range of patent related topics presented by leading practitioners working at the intersection of law and technology. The course is designed to provide an overview of patent law topics, for example:

  • Patents Now and the Future
  • Strategic Patents
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Firm Business Model
  • Patent Agent/Attorney Roles
  • Global Patent Procurement
  • Inventors and Inventions
  • Claiming Inventions
  • Patentable Subject Matter
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patents Appeals and Trials

Leading practitioners lead a discussion for each of these topics. Subject matter experts may include corporate and law firm lawyers, patent agents, intellectual asset managers, consultants, tech transfer officers, and business owners.