Intellectual Property Law

LL.M. Course Description

Comparative and International Patent Law (3 Credits) IP 494
Prerequisite: Introduction to IP Law, Patent and Trade Secret Law or Trademark and Copyright Law.

A critical examination of substantive non-U.S. patent law from a Mt. Olympus view to provide an overall examination of the theory and the actuality of patent laws around the world; as well as a comparison between the various laws and the U.S. law, including the Patent Cooperation Treaty; the Japanese Law; the European Patent Convention and other treaty arrangements setting out how the international patent systems, both on the national and regional basis, operate. Visiting lecturers will be included to discuss national and regional laws, international patent litigation and international patent licensing.