Spring 2013 Section 001
Law 438: Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution Seminar

Schedule: Eve Class
Instructor(s): Shaffer, Robert
Credit Hours: 3
CRN: 20464
Day(s): Tuesday
Location: Hazel Hall 329
Time: 8:00pm-9:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Online: Online access through TWEN
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents: No documents listed.
Exam Date/Time: no exam-2013
Patent Law I
General Description: The course covers all core stages of a patent infringement action--from the filing of a complaint, to trial before judge and jury. Students work together as a litigation team representing one party in a patent infringement case against a team of students from Suffolk Law School in Boston. The course culminates in a trial either in DC or in Boston depending on the year (2013 will be in DC). Throughout the semester, the students participate in the various aspects of the case including drafting pleadings, working on written and document discovery, briefing and arguing claim construction (before a judge), taking and defending depositions, preparing expert reports, drafting summary judgment motions, and presenting at trial. A wide variety of roles and responsibilities are available and involve varying degrees of writing, research, and oral advocacy skills. Patent Law I is a prerequisite for this course.