Boston University School of Law

JD870 Patent Law

JD 870 ( A1)  MW 9:00 AM-10:25 AM 
3 cr., Spring 
Professor Meurer 
No Class Website
 

The basic questions in patent law are: why should society permit the grant of an exclusive property right in information relating to an invention? Who should be given the right? What is the scope of the right? How should the right be enforced? What disclosure duties should be placed on the patent holder? We will concentrate on these legal issues without getting mired in discussions of the technical details of particular inventions. Students without a technical background are welcome and encouraged to enroll.