Read section 608.01(i) to 608.01(p) from the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, available on the USPTO Web Site at
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html. Print out and read US Pat. No. 5,860,099: Stored program system with protected memory and secure signature extraction. Print out and read 6,136,172: Gel-forming insert for electrophoresis gels. Be prepared to discuss the claims in these patents. What kinds of claims are they? How would you make the claims broader. If you had to make them narrower, how would you change them? For the two patents listed above, you may wish to try covering up the claims, drafting your own claims, and comparing them with the claims that actually issued in the patents.
Class 6 : Tech Transfer process
Papers to be decided
Followed by discussion of your "patent assignment"
Class 7 (Mar 1):
Guest lecture Dale Hallings,
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