Recent Developments In Biomedical IP Law Part II: Patent Applications From Claim Construction To The Doctrine Of Equivalents

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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 claim construction; written description requirements; possession of the specific subject matter claimed in the patent; and the patent application filing date. The patent must describe the technology that is sought to be patented. The written description requirement satisfies the inventor's obligation to disclose the technologic knowledge upon which the patent is based and to demonstrate that the patentee was in possession of the invention that is claimed. The course provides a fundamental overview of written description and indefiniteness, obviousness, patentable subject matter eligibility (and in particular several of the above categories for antibodies and pharmaceuticals) and a working understanding on significant intellectual property case law. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law regarding Indefiniteness; Written Description And Enablement; Amendments Affecting A Claim and Original Claim Not Sufficiently Described. The course reviews Intellectual Property Law Statement Of Rejection Requirements; Broadening a Claim; Treatment Of New Matter; Patent Subject Matter Eligibility and the Doctrine Of Equivalents.


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Intellectual Property Hours