The course follows the patent application process through the important stages: inventor interviews, patentability analysis, drafting claims, drafting a specification, filing a patent application, and responding to an office action. The subject matter and practical instruction relevant to each stage will be addressed in the context of current rules and case law. The course will include four written assignments: an invention capture, a claim set, a full patent application, and an Office Action response. Pre-requisites: IP: Patents (Law326), Intro to IP (Law 409) or Patent Law and Strategy for Innovators and Entrepreneurs (ME 208). Elements used in grading: Class participation and four written assignments. Cross-listed with Mechanical Engineering (ME 238).