Patent Law

Harvard Law School, Fall 2017

William Fisher

Preliminary Syllabus

Lecture #1: The Subject Matter of Patents (part 1: General Principles and Living Things) (September 11)

Lecture #2: The Subject Matter of Patents (part 2: Software, Business Methods, Legal Innovations) (September 18)

Lecture #3: The International Framework of Patent Law (September 25)

Lecture #4: Utility and Disclosure (October 2)

Lecture #5: Novelty (October 16)

Lecture #6: Nonobviousness (October 23)

Lecture #7: Patent Entitlements (part 1: Infringement) (October 30)

Lecture #8: Patent Entitlements (part 2: Equivalents, Duration, Licenses and Assignments) (November 6)

Lecture #9: Defenses (November 13)

Lecture #10: Remedies (November 20)

Lecture #11: Adjacent Fields -- Design Patents and Trade Secrets (November 28)

last revised: July 26, 2017