Patent & Trade Secrets Law

Division of Online Learning

  • doctrine of equivalents
  • Hatch-Waxman Act
  • PHOSITA
  • enablement
  • infringement
  • nonobviousness
  • patent misuse
  • novelty
  • claim construction
  • utility
  • reverse engineering
  • prior art

Learn to:

  1. Identify the basic workings of the patent system, specifically prosecution and litigation

  2. Explain the policies underlying patent law, trade secrets and the Hatch-Waxman Act

  3. Identify the use of patent law, intellectual property law, trade secrets and the Hatch-Waxman Act as legal tools for developing and commercializing pharmaceutical inventions


This course provides an overview of the basic doctrines of patent law, as well as related rights, such as trade secret law and drug law exclusivity under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Topics covered within this patent law class include the standards and procedures for obtaining patent protection, patent infringement litigation, the relationship between patent protection and trade secret law, and the role of patent law and litigation in the pharmaceutical industry.



Master of Science in Jurisprudence Online Degree | Open House - October 24, 2015




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