Boston University School of Law

JD939 Patent Prosecution (S)


This seminar will examine various aspects of U.S. patent prosecution, including basic procedures, strategies, ethical considerations, and patent reform legislation. Related proceedings including reexamination, interference, and opposition will be discussed, as will certain aspects of international prosecution. PREREQUISITE-COREQUISITE: Intellectual Property, Patent Law, or permission of the instructor. LIMITED WRITING REQUIREMENT OPTION: A limited number of students may be permitted to satisfy the upper-class writing requirement with the approval of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. NOTE: This seminar satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement. OFFERING PATTERN: This class is frequently offered in alternating years. Students are advised to take this into account when planning their long-term schedule. ** A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.