Spring 2012 Section 001
Law 294: Patent Prosecution

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Messinger, Michael
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 20009
Day(s): Thursday
Location: Hazel Hall 222
Time: 8:00pm-9:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Notes:
Writing Course
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: 05-02-2012 6:00pm
Prerequisites:
Patent Law I,
Patent Law II
General Description: This course builds upon Patent Law I and II by providing an in depth analysis of the substantive and procedural law relating to the prosecution of patent applications in the Patent and Trademark Office. The course emphasizes various strategies for responding to office actions, avoiding and overcoming objections and rejections, and avoiding prosecution history estoppels arising under Supreme Court and Federal Circuit case law. The course stresses how patent prosecution affects the value of patents. Patent Law I & II are prerequisites to this course.