15.620 Patent Law Fundamentals
Intensive introduction to the basic provisions of US patent law, emphasizing the requirements for patentability and the process of applying for a patent. Topics include requirements of utility, novelty, and non-obviousness; eligible subject matter; applying for a patent, including patent searches and the language of patent claims; infringement, defenses, and remedies; comparison of patents with other forms of intellectual property (copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks). Reading materials include key sections of the US patent statute (Title 35, US Code) and related judicial decisions.
This class has no prerequisites.
15.620 will not be offered this semester. It will be available during IAP.
Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in E51-151.
This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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