Design for Patentability
ME 49700/ 3 Cr.
Introducing advanced topics of patent law including restriction practice, pre-appeal briefs, full appeal briefs, patentability reports, novelty, obviousness, and patentable subject matter. Discussing how to transform non-patentable inventions into patentable invention. Creating patentable projects. Preparing and filing patent applications.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
Instruction GoalTo teach students advanced tools required for designing and developing engineering solutions using intellectual property as a starting point to achieve their goals faster, in a more innovative fashion, and
to avoid infringement of existing patents.
After completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Prepare responses to novelty rejections with or without inherency assertions.
- Prepare responses to obviousness rejections
- Prepare pre-appeal brief and a request for review for single-item appeals
- Prepare full appeal brief
- Prepare responses for after final pilot program 2.0
- Prepare responses for complex restriction requirements
- Prepare responses to subject matter eligibility rejections
- Learn how to use knowledge of prior art to transform an idea that is not eligible for patent protection to something that is
- Learn how to write patent applications with a strategy toward prosecution
- Prepare patent applications and file the same with the patent and trademark office
- Intellectual Property in general
- Patent Application Requirements
- Searching prior art
- Assigning and reviewing patents to each group
- Designing improvements over the assigned patent
- Preparing patent application for the improvement
- Learning how to file a patent application
- Patent examination procedures