Summer Patent Law Intensive


August 10, 2015 - 9:00am to August 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

August 10-14, 2015, 9AM- NOON

This course will be taught by Prof. Michael Burstein of the Carodoz IP faculty. It will provide a rigorous introduction to the basic principles of U.S. patent law and their application to contemporary problems of practice and policy. The course will cover the basic criteria for patentability, including patentable subject matter, disclosure, novelty and nonobviousness. It will also provide an introduction to principles of infringement and to the remedies available to patent holders. Each day will consist of a morning lecture and an afternoon exercise—students may enroll in either or both components of the course. It is available to students and for CLE credit to practicioners.

Patent Basics: Law, Policy & Skills

Professor Michael Burstein
August 10-14, 2015 
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


CLE credit available (13 hours professional practice; 2 hours ethics)


No scientific or technical background required


Interested in intellectual property? 


Looking for a career change?


Dealing with patent issues for litigation or business clients?


Patent law is the fastest-growing IP field and an increasingly important part of the business lawyer's toolkit. Come learn about the basic patent law doctrines, key policy debates, and how patent law might become important to your and your clients' businesses.


This course will provide an overview of patent law for beginners. It will be useful to practitioners looking to move into this growing field and to those whose clients increasingly confront patent law issues in deals or in pending or threatened litigation.


An optional afternoon skills workshop (from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day) offers hands-on experience in patent analysis, drafting, and negotiation.



Cost: $375 for Cardozo alumni / $500 for others 

($750 / $1,000 for course and optional skills workshop)


For more information and to register for the course, 

go to our website or contact Professor Burstein.