I took my first Patent Law course in the fall of 2010 at Suffolk University Law School. My instructor was Matthew Lowrie. Presented is my outline ("my notes") from the course that I wrote and used to prepare for the final examination. Please note the date Fall 2010 -- patent law has changed since these notes were written. For example, the notes are post In re Bilski, but pre American Invents Act, Prometheus, etc. You should write your own outline and use this one, mine, as merely a guide.
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