Patent Law in Practice – 5025

Spring 2025

NOTE: This course is remote.


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:

  • Primer on Patent Rights
  • Business Case for Patents
  • Patents in Small Companies
  • An Inventor's Journey
  • Design Patents
  • Patent Drawings
  • How to Write a Patent Right
  • Patent Infringement
  • Litigator/Prosecutor Tips
  • Ask a Patent Examiner Anything
  • Future of Patent Practice
  • Diversity in Patents

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.