Understanding Patent Law, Second Edition (2012)

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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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE PATENT SYSTEM

Chapter 2 THE US PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE: OBTAINING THE PATENT RIGHT

Chapter 3 PROCEDURES AFTER A PATENT IS GRANTED

Chapter 4 CLAIMS

Chapter 5 PATENT TYPES

Chapter 6 ADJUDICATION OF PATENT DISPUTES WITHIN THE COURT SYSTEM

Chapter 7 OVERVIEW: THE DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF § 112

Chapter 8 ENABLEMENT

Chapter 9 WRITTEN DESCRIPTION

Chapter 10 DEFINITENESS

Chapter 11 BEST MODE

Chapter 12 OVERVIEW OF § 102: NOVELTY, STATUTORY BARS AND DERIVATION

Chapter 13 SECTION 102(a) & (b): PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE AND USE

Chapter 14 SECTION 102(a) and (b): PATENTS AND PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

Chapter 15 SECTION 102(b): THE ON-SALE BAR

Chapter 16 SECTION 102(c): ABANDONMENT

Chapter 17 35 U.S.C. § 102(d): PRIOR PATENT

Chapter 18 SECTION 102(e): PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS

Chapter 19 35 U.S.C. § 102(f) DERIVATION AND INVENTORSHIP

Chapter 20 SECTION 102(g): PRIORITY OF INVENTION

Chapter 21 NONOBVIOUSNESS

Chapter 22 UTILITY

Chapter 23 STATUTORY SUBJECT MATTER

Chapter 24 PROCEDURES FOR CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

Chapter 25 HOW TO INTERPRET PATENT CLAIM TERMS

Chapter 26 CANONS OF CLAIM CONSTRUCTION

Chapter 27 AN INTRODUCTION TO PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Chapter 28 DIRECT INFRINGEMENT

Chapter 29 INFRINGEMENT UNDER THE DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS

Chapter 30 RESTRICTIONS ON THE DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS

Chapter 31 CLAIM CONSTRUCTION OF MEAN PLUS FUNCTION CLAIM TERMS

Chapter 32 EXPERIMENTAL USE

Chapter 33 CONTRIBUTORY INFRINGEMENT

Chapter 34 ACTIVE INDUCEMENT

Chapter 35 EXTRATERRITORIAL ACTIVITY AND PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Chapter 36 INEQUITABLE CONDUCT

Chapter 37 PATENT MISUSE

Chapter 38 PATENTS AND ANTITRUST LAW

Chapter 39 THE FIRST SALE DOCTRINE

Chapter 40 PROSECUTION LACHES

Chapter 41 REMEDIES FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT

Chapter 42 INTERNATIONAL TREATIES AND THE
GLOBALIZATION OF PATENTS

Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471

Table of Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TC-1

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1