MBS 470 Introduction to Patent Law • 2 Cr.


Topics include the four basic forms of intellectual property, patents and patentability, patent challenges and litigation, drafting and prosecuting a patent. Prerequisites: MBS 340 or equivalent with a C or higher, or permission of the instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Appraise whether an invention is patentable
  • Perform a prior art search to find all existing similar developments and inventions
  • Work with patent professionals to draft and prosecute a patent application
  • Analyze the role of technology transfer and licensing professionals in monetizing an invention