SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentGraduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(IPM), First Year Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management PhD Program, First Year Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management, MA Program(IPM), Second Year Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation & Intellectual Property Management PhD Program, Second Year
Course NameUS Patent Law and Practice
InstructorSUNG HUANG-CHIH
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

 














































課程名稱



Course Title



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(中文) 美國專利法與實務



(英文) US Patent Law and Practice



Course Objectives



This course aims at helping students fully understand the US Patent Law that is the foundations of patent practice and patent management.



Course Description



This Course covers the following topics:




  1. Introduction to the U.S. Patent System

  2. Eligible Subject Matter

  3. The Patentable Requirements

  4. Disclosure Requirements

  5. Patent Claims

  6. Patent Infringement

  7. Defenses to Patent Infringement

  8. Remedies for Patent Infringement



Weekly Course Schedule



The Weekly Course Schedule from Weeks 1 to 18 is as the follows:



Week 1: (9/14) Introduction to the course and the US Patent Law



 



Week 2: (9/21) Eligible Subject Matter



Case: Alice v. CLS Bank, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014).



Supplemental Material: Patent Law, Lectures 25-26



Week 3: (9/28) The Utility Requirement



Case: Brenner v. Manson, 383 U.S. 519 (1966).



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 27



General Principles of Anticipation and Novelty



Supplemental Material: Patent Law, Lectures 5, 6, 9



Week 4: (10/5) The Non-obviousness Requirement



Case: Graham v. John Deere, 383 U.S. 1 (1966).



Case: KSR v. Teleflex, 550 U.S. 398 (2007).



Supplemental Material: Patent Law, Lectures 7, 8, 10



Week 5: (10/12) Patent Specification and Disclosure Requirements



Supplemental Material: Patent Law, Lectures 3, 4



 



Week 6: (10/19) Patent Claims and Claim Construction



Case: Markman v. Westview Instruments 517 U.S. 370 (1996)



Case: Phillips v. AWH Corp. 415 F.3d 1303 (Fed. Cir. 2005)



Supplemental Material: Patent Law, Lectures 11, 12



Week 7: (10/26) Literal Infringement and Infringement under DOE



Case: Graver Tank & Mfg. Co. v. Linde Air Prods. Co., 339 U.S. 605 (1950)



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 14



Week 8: (11/2) Limitations to DOE I—All Element Rule & Prosecution History Estoppel



Case: Corning Glass Works v. Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc., 868 F.2d 1251 (Fed. Cir. 1989)



Case: Festo v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki, 535 U.S. 722 (2002)



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 15



Week 9: (11/9) Limitations to DOE II--Dedication to the Public and Practicing the Prior Art



Case: Johnson & Johnston Assocs, v. R.E. Serv. Co., 285 F.3d 1046 (Fed. Cir. 2002)(en banc)



Case: Sporting Goods Co. v. David Geoffred & Associates, 904 F.2d 677 (Fed. Cir. 1990)



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 16



Week 10: (11/16) Defenses to Patent Infringement



Non-infringement Defense



Invalidation Defense



Unenforceability Defense



Implied License



First Sale Doctrine



Experimental Use



Prosecution Laches



Equitable Estoppel



Laches



Patent Misuse



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 18



Week 11: (11/23) Post-Grant Review



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 19



Week 12: (11/30) Inter Partes Review



Week 13: (12/4) International Conference for Patent Law--NEW PARADIGMS OF LAW



Week 14: Injunctive Relief



Case: eBay Inc. v. MercExchange



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 23



Week 15: Monetary Damages I



Case: Georgia-Pacific Corp. v. United States Plywood Corp., 318 F. Supp. 1116 (S.D.N.Y. 1970)



Supplemental Material: Patent Law at PennLaw, Lec. 24



Week 16: Monetary Damages II—Willful Infringement



Case: In re Seagate, 497 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2007)



Week 17: Patent Moot Court



Week 18: Final Exam



Instructional Method



The Instructional Methods of this course include: teacher’s lectures and students’ reading and discussing of important cases.



Course Requirements



This course would anticipate students to recognize the legal, technological, industrial and economic approaches of the US Patent Law.



Evaluation



Class Participation (including Quiz) 40%



Case Study and Case Briefing 30%



Final Exam 30%



Textbooks &



Suggested Materials



1. Martin J. Adelman, randall R. Rader & Gordon P. Klancnik, Patent Law (Second Edition, 2013).



2. Janice M. Mueller, Patent Law (Fourth Edition, 2013).



3. On-line class: Prof. Polk Wagner, Patent Law and Policy (Patent Law at PennLaw)



 



Course Website



 




 



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

1. Upload the PPTs to the computer at the classroom



2. Review the case briefs


Requirement/Grading

Class Participation including Quiz 40%



Case Study and Briefing 30%



Final Exam 30%



Quiz:



Please watch the Supplemental Materials in advance at home before the class. A quiz about the content of the supplemental materials will be taken in the beginning of each class, starting at 9:10 am.



Case Study and Homework:



1. Please brief each case and hand over the hard copy of the brief(s) at class on the corresponding class date (generally an A4 size page for each case).



2. The brief should include:



(1) fact, including the plaintiff(s), the defendant(s), the background of the case, the judicial judgment(s) in the first (and second) instances;



          (2) ruling, including the statutory rules and the judicial rules;



          (3) holding;



          (4) reasoning.



Final Exam:



1. It’s a take-home exam. Please send your answer e-file by email to teacher via sung.hc@gmail.com.



2. The question of the final exam: please summarize the whole course of this semester class by class (topic by topic) in English.



 


Textbook & Reference

1. Martin J. Adelman, randall R. Rader & Gordon P. Klancnik, Patent Law (Second Edition, 2013).



      2. Janice M. Mueller, Patent Law (Fourth Edition, 2013).



3. On-line class: Prof. Polk Wagner, Patent Law and Policy (Patent Law at PennLaw)



4. Many Judicial Cases


Urls about Course
N.A.
Attachment

US Patent Law and Practice.pdf