This two-credit course will provide students with exposure to the practical aspects of patent litigation. We will cover all of the major phases of a patent infringement suit, from pleading through trial. Students will participate in exercises intended to simulate many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks associated with a patent case, including preparing infringement and invalidity contentions and presenting oral argument on claim construction or summary judgment. Most classes will be conducted in a seminar format, with discussions focused primarily on litigation strategy and tactics, with reference to recent developments in the law. We will also have occasional guest lectures and demonstrations by distinguished practitioners in this field.
The instructor for this course is Frank Porcelli, a senior principal at the firm of Fish & Richardson P.C. Mr. Porcelli has over 30 years’ experience specializing in patent trial and appellate work. Mr. Porcelli will be joined for most class sessions by other senior patent litigation attorneys from his firm who will share with the class their varied perspectives on patent litigation practice.
Prerequisites: Patent Law or Intellectual Property.