Patent Interference Law and Practice
Patent Interference Law and Procedure will focus not only on the law and procedure of a patent interference, but also on the tactical and strategic considerations which must be taken into account prior to becoming involved in a patent interference, during a patent interference and after termination of a patent interference. Emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the 2004 Interference Rules and how they are applied and interpreted by the Administrative Patent Judges that handle patent interferences. Further emphasis will be placed upon the major substantive aspects of patent interference practice, namely conception, corroboration, actual and constructive reductions to practice, derivation, and abandonment, suppression and concealment. The first class will not involve any text. After the first class, the text will be available at no charge to any student taking the course for downloading and printing. The text will be regularly updated to include major decisions which have issued from the Federal Circuit, District Courts as appropriate and the Board of Patent and Appeals and Interferences since May of 2004. Additional materials will be provided electronically to the students at the beginning of the course. The approach taken in the class is non-Socratic. Patent Law I & II are prerequisites to this course.
Course Sections for Summer 2013
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled for this semester.