Recent Developments In Biomedical IP Law Part I: Patent Applications From Inventorship To Obviousness

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This course is an in-depth review of Biomedical Intellectual Property Law and review of cases from the Federal Circuit and Appellate Courts. The course reviews ongoing litigation between higher learning institutions. Intellectual Property law deals with laws to protect and enforce rights of the creators and owners of inventions, writing, music, designs and other works, known as the "intellectual property." The course examines intellectual property case law regarding Biomedical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Genetic Engineering. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law Inventorship; who is an inventor; who contributes to the claims of a patentable invention and employment and assignment agreements and required language. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law Trade Secrets; publicly reviewable and appropriation. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law Anticipation: A claimed invention may be rejected under 35 U.S.C. 102 when the invention is anticipated or is "not novel" over a disclosure that is available as prior art and can be a disclosure of the claimed invention by the inventor for an invention sale, publication or an offer to sell prior to the inventors application for a patent. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law Obviousness and the requirement that an invention be non-obvious. 35 § USC 103.


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Intellectual Property Hours