IAP 2015: Patent Law Fundamentals


December 22, 2014

Learn about the fundamentals of U.S. Patent Law with Jeff Meldman in 15.S51, a special seminar in management to take place during IAP 2015.  The class will take place from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in MIT Room E62-250 on January 12, 14, 16, 21, 23, 26, and 28th.  Topics include requirements of utility, novelty, and non-obviousness; eligible subject matter; patentability of software, business methods, and human genes; the patent application process, including patent searching and the language of patent claims; infringement, defenses, and remedies.  The class will also examine critical changes introduced by the recent America Invents Act (first to invent versus first to file), and clarify the relation of patents to other forms of intellectual property (copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks).  Visit the MIT Stellar website for more information.

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