Pre-requisite: Patent Law is recommended but not required
This course is an introduction to patent prosecution in the United States, the interaction between an applicant and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Topics will include: types of applications, access to applications, ownership and assignment, restriction practice, appeal, reissue patents, reexamination of patents, the Patent Cooperation Treaty, and interference proceedings.Grading and Method of Evaluation
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Students graded on written assignments and classroom participation.