Law 525 - Patent Intensive

Faculty listed in alphabetical order – please see faculty specific description for requisite information.

A. Heinrich A. Iancu D. Lichtman


General Course Description:

This seminar is designed to allow students to delve deeply into current issues and controversies in patent law.  The seminar is co-taught by two partners from the law firm of Irell & Manella who specialize in patent litigation: Alan Heinrich and Andrei Iancu.  Students either must already have taken patent law or must seek permission from Professors Heinrich or Iancu.  The idea of the seminar is to delve deeply into fundamental and advanced issues in patent law with an eye towards practical and strategic considerations.  Each student will be given at least one oral advocacy assignment during the course of the semester, and must also turn in a final paper on a topic in patent law of the student's choosing.  No technical background is required.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu 16S 525 SEM 1 M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.0 Yes Yes
  Prerequisite: Law 306 Patent Law or consent of the instructor.
Previous Course Offerings:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu 13F 525 SEM 1 M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.0 Yes No
  Pre- or co-requisite: Law 306, 307, or permission of instructor.
Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu 15S 525 SEM 1 M 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.0 Yes Per instructor's discretion
  Students either must already have taken patent law or must specifically apply for admission from the professors.