Patent Appeals and Interferences

LAW 660-01 Patent Appeals and Interferences Seminar 2 credits
Patent Appeals and Interferences In the USPTO The course will cover ex parte and inter partes appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). Matters considered will include jurisdictional requirements for appeal, as well as practical considerations bearing on the decision to appeal or continue prosecution before the patent examiner. Briefs and oral arguments before the BPAI and review of BPAI decisions in the courts will be addressed. The fundamentals of interference law and procedure before the BPAI will be explored. Interference concepts covered will include: conception; reduction to practice; diligence; “the standing order”; interference counts; motion practice; discovery; the first and second “final” hearings; and review in the courts. Patent reissue, patent reexamination, and proposals for post grant cancellation will also be discussed.



Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Survey
Patent Law
Trademark Law


Copyright Litigation*
Entertainment Law
Entertainment Law Litigation*
Internet Law*
Patent Appeals & Interferences
Patent Practice
Privacy in a Technological Age
Sports Law

*courses not offered every year