Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy

Summer Institute Syllabus

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Full Schedule and Syllabus for 2016 Summer Institute coming soon

What You Will Learn

Introduction (July 14-15)*


  • Copyright/Trademark/Trade Secret Basics
  • Introduction to American Common Law System
  • Legal English
  • Introduction to U.S. Litigation

*strongly recommended for international students

Core Subjects (July 18-21)

  • U.S. Patent Law Basics
  • U.S. Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. Patent Litigation

Distinguished Shidler Lecture (July 22)


Advanced Subjects (July 25-29)

Advanced Patent Prosecution Track

  • U.S. Interference
  • U.S. Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. Claims
  • U.S. Patent Drafting Clinic
  • E.U. Patent Prosecution
  • Advanced Patent Cases
  • Advanced Patentability

U.S. and E.U. IP Enforcement Track

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship
  • E.U. Patent Procurement
  • Technology Transfer
  • International Litigation Strategies
  • E.U. Patent Licensing
  • Advanced Patent Cases
  • Global IP Portfolio Management
  • Technology Licensing
  • Damages

IP Management  Track

  • U.S. Entrepreneurship
  • IP Evaluation
  • Technology Transfer
  • IP Management
  • IP Ventures & Open Innovation
  • Technology Licensing
  • Pharmaceutical Licensing
  • Global IP Portfolio Management
  • Internet Marketing
  • Angel Investors & Incubators
  • LOI & M&A Negotiation
  • Video Game Protection
  • Global Brand Strategy

Optional trip to Washington, D.C. (August 1–2)

At the conclusion of the Summer Institute, participants have the option of visiting the USPTO and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Participants are responsible for arranging their own airfare & lodging and all related expenses. Limited to 25 participants and advanced registration is required. For more information, email .

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