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Course Guides | Spring 2023

Patent Preparation & Prosecution 2 (LAWS 4312)

Course Info

The course builds on Patent Preparation and Prosecution 1 (LAWS 4311) and will focus on aspects of patent prosecution post-filing. In particular, students will learn how to respond to an Office Action rejecting the patent application as is typically encountered during the practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. The student's response will take the form of an Amendment that will reflect changes made to the claims and arguments relating to patentability. The course will also cover the appeals process.


Prof. Jonathan Platt

Prof. Jonathan Platt is a practicing attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University.


Your syllabus is available via Canvas.


** No Text Required **

Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


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CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Patent Law lessons


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Quimbee Patent Law materials