PHM 851 - Intellectual Property & Patent Law for Researchers

Description

Fundamentals of intellectual property and patent law encountered by biomedical scientists, including issues of prevention, patent prosecution, and enforcement of patents in a litigation setting.

Recommended Background

Strong reading and writing skills helpful. An undergraduate degree in the life sciences may also be helpful.

Recommended Textbooks

No textbooks required; electronic materials utilized.

Restrictions

Not open to Law students.

Instructor(s)

David Fazzolare, JD, MS David earned his JD from J. Reuben Clark Law School, clerked as a Patent Agent for Myriad Genetics, Inc., and holds a BS in Pharmacology from SUNY@StonyBrook and an MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. He is a registered patent attorney who works at Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC. His practice focuses on helping clients strategically acquire patent protection worldwide, with particular emphasis on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and biomedical devices

  • Introduction to copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets
  • Emerging trends and recent developments in biopharmaceutical patent law
  • Research collaborations, technology transfer and university spinoffs
  • Strategies for maximizing biopharmaceutical product life cycles
  • Brand and generic drug patent battles under the Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Research and clinical exemptions to patent infringement
  • International patenting
  • Resolution of patent conflicts under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act

Semesters

Online Fall

Credits

2

Type

Professional

Sections available

  • MS/Pharmacology
  • MS/Toxicology
  • MS/General
  • PSM

Sections available

  • 730 MSU graduate students
  • 731 Lifelong (In-state)
  • 732 Lifelong (Out-state)