Understanding Patent Law

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LexisNexis, Sep 10, 2012 - Law - 584 pages
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This Understanding treatise provides important and comprehensive coverage to complement the study of patent law, and is suitable for use with any patent law casebook. Understanding Patent Law features:

•   Up-to-date coverage of all major patent law topics, including the requirements to obtain a U.S. patent right, post-grant procedures, claim construction methods and procedures, all patent infringement theories, defenses to an infringement suit, international considerations, and an overview of the legislative, regulatory, and court systems that govern the creation, issuance, and enforcement of the right;
•   Overviews and examples which illustrate the application of the most abstract and complex doctrines;
•   Clear and concise summaries of the major cases, including straightforward descriptions of the technology at issue;
•   Clear organization and writing to enhance understanding of all concepts and covered in patent and intellectual property courses; and
•   Discussions of the policy and historical underpinnings of the primary patent law doctrines.
 

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Contents

Table of Contents
OBTAINING A PATENT
POSTGRANT ADMINSTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
CLAIMS
THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
BEST MODE
NOVELTY STATUTORY
PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE AND USE AS PRIOR
AN INTRODUCTION TO PATENT INFRINGEMENT
DIRECT INFRINGEMENT
TERM
EXPERIMENTAL
CONTRIBUTORY INFRINGEMENT
ACTIVE INDUCEMENT
EXTRATERRITORIAL ACTIVITY AND PATENT
INEQUITABLE CONDUCT AND THE DUTY

B The US Supreme Courts Pfaff v Wells Electronics
ABANDONMENT AND THE PREAIA 35 U S C
PRIOR PATENTS
EARLIER FILED PATENTS AND APPLICATIONS
DERIVATION AND INVENTORSHIP
THE FIRST TO INVENT SYSTEM
C Subsequent Development of the Brenner Utility Standard
STATUTORY SUBJECT MATTER
Tying Per Se Illegality
EXHAUSTION AND THE FIRST SALE DOCTRINE
B The Analytic Approach
INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND
GLOSSARY
TABLE OF CASES
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