Patent Claim Construction

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Sep 16, 2014 - Law - 1142 pages

This practical resource helps lawyers of all experience levels gain a firm footing in the rapidly evolving rules of claim construction with expert analysis of emerging methodologies for interpreting patents, a complete guide to the evidence, or modes of proof, accepted by the courts in applying claim construction principles and specific guidance on how the courts are likely to interpret certain phrases, terms, or forms of claims in Markman hearings. By Robert C. Kahrl.

Patent Claim Construction is the first comprehensive treatise on claim construction in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This practical resource helps lawyers of all experience levels gain a firm footing in the rapidly evolving rules of claim construction. This knowledge thereby allows for the systematic and efficient identification of the rules most advantageous to the client's position.

Patent Claim Construction offers expert analysis of emerging methodologies, reflected in current case law for interpreting patents as a matter of the law and detailed descriptions of the cases applying the rule, as well as commentary describing the trend toward or away from favoring that particular rule. Additionally, the author includes a complete guide to the evidence, or modes of proof, accepted by the courts in applying claim construction principles and specific guidance on how the courts are likely to interpret certain phrases, terms, or forms of claims.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 2
2-3
D The Nascence of the Doctrine of Equivalents
2-54
E The Purpose of the Patent Monopoly
2-60
Construction
3-1
Chapter 10
3-10
Chapter 4
4-1
Chapter 5
5-1
Chapter 7
5-7
Chapter 8
8-1
Chapter 9
9-1
Chapter 11
10-27
Chapter 1
13-1
Chapter 2
14-1
CLAIM CONSTRUCTION AS A MATTER OF
14-30
Chapter 15
14-39
Table of Cases
TW-1

FAIR NOTICE
5-10
Chapter 6
6-1
EXTRINSIC EVIDENCE
7-1

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