Law 525 - Patent Intensive


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

Alan Heinrich Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu Douglas Lichtman / Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu Andrei Iancu



General Course Description:

This seminar is designed to allow students to delve into current issues and controversies in patent law.  The seminar will be 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 into fundamental issues in patent law with an eye toward 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.

Course Information:


​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.


Previous Course Offerings:


​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Douglas Lichtman / Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu 11F 525 SEM 1 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.0 No No
Alan Heinrich / Andrei Iancu 13S 525 SEM 1 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3.0 Yes No
  Students either must already have taken patent law or must specifically apply for admission from the professors.


Categories: Business Law Specialization – JD - General Business Track; Business Law Specialization – LLM - General Business Track; Health Care & The Law; Intellectual Property; Substantial Analytical Writing Requirement;