This course will introduce students to the procedural and substantive aspects of U.S. intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on the differences between general commercial litigation and the litigation of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Student teams will be provided hypothetical case files at the beginning of the semester, which they will use throughout the class as they work up an intellectual property case from complaint, answer and motions to dismiss, through discovery, Markman and Daubert hearings, motions for summary judgement, and trial, including pre-trial, trial and post-trial motions. The hypothetical case file and class discussions and presentations will cover the unique aspects of intellectual property litigation, including notifications of infringement; preparation of infringement and validity opinion letters; assertions of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product in discovery; the importance of the claim construction process; and the role of expert witnesses. The hypothetical cases will include at least one technology and one life sciences patent that do not require any particular technical background, and at least one copyright or trademark case. Depending on student interest, it may also include in-class practice of certain trial skills that focus on the presentation of technical issues to a lay judge or jury.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a subject matter expert and will have experience with law school teaching.
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