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.
Feroz Ali is the Department of Industry Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry Chair 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.
Feroz Ali is the chief mentor at LexCampus, a platform for intellectual property education and training and Techgrapher, a platform for managing intellectual property.
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.
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date of Exam: March 31st 2019 (Sunday).
Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The 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 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 nptel.ac.in/noc.