Patent specifications — the documents which encompass the patent right in a technological invention — are techno-legal documents created at the interface of science and law. Unlike technical writing, patent law requires drafting patent specifications to satisfy certain requirements. This course is designed to enable beginners without any prior knowledge on patent drafting to draft patent specifications on their own. The course will cover the fundamental principles of patent drafting and discuss in detail the concepts in patent law in the context of patent drafting.
Dr. Feroz Ali
is the Chair Professor on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) at the
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He teaches intellectual
property laws and business laws. He is the author of three books on
patent law. He is a practicing advocate at the Madras High Court. He
litigates and counsels in intellectual property law, corporate law and
competition law but his primary focus has remained in patent law. He has
appeared before the Supreme Court, the High Courts, Intellectual
Property Appellate Board and the Patent Offices.
Week 1: Invention as a solution to an unsolved Problem
Week 2: Drafting a Claim
Week 3: Types and Arrangement of Claims
Week 4: Structure of the Patent Specification
Jeffrey G. Sheldon, How to Write a Patent Application, Third Edition, Practising Law Institute, 2016.
The exam is optional for a fee.
and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam
fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam
registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of 8 weeks course: Best 3 out of 4 assignments
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at http://nptel.ac.in/noc/