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2018/2019: Patent Law

Patent Law

In Patent Law class, you learn about basic concepts of patent law as property considered primarily in its substantive aspects, including the relationship to other forms of protection and intellectual property, infringement, and statutory requirements for patents.

In this guide, section-specific content is listed with Barristers content following Advocates content.

Professor Craig A. Nard

 

Craig A. Nard is the Galen J. Roush Professor of Law and the Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy at the University of Torino, Italy, and Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India.

Nard practiced intellectual property law in Dallas, Texas prior to becoming the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law. After his fellowship, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Helen W. Nies, and then the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Nard has published in various law reviews, including the Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Review of Law & Economics, William & Mary Law Review and the Wake Forest Law Review. He is also the author of the patent law casebook, The Law of Patents (Aspen Publishers 3d Ed. 2014), and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing - 4th Ed. (2014) (with Madison and McKenna).

In 2014-15, Nard was voted "Professor of the Year" by the First-Year law school class. This award is given to those professors who best contributed to the first year law school learning experience.

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Nard served as member of the Northern District of California Advisory Committee on Model Patent Jury Instructions appointed by the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California. He is licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Texas bar.

Professor Nard's Library Liaison: Judith Kaul

 

Judith Kaul

Judith Kaul works closely with the University Office of Counsel to license our subscriptions. She manages research services promotion from a public services perspective as well as coordinates the evaluation and acquisition of electronic research services. She assists with teaching legal research aspects of LLEAP and provides legal research sessions for seminars and in the Advanced Legal Research course. She assists with plagiarism prevention education. She is the reference liaison to the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts and the Journal of Law Technology and the Internet.