Rules of Patent Drafting: Guidelines from Federal Circuit Case Law
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This 2023 edition addresses all Federal Circuit decisions through 2022. Author Joseph Root presents a unique approach to mastering the art of patent drafting by distilling Federal Circuit jurisprudence into a set of rules, each embodying the essence of requirements for patent validity in a given area. One cannot employ these rules by rote, but understanding and applying their underlying principles will lead to bulletproof patents. Earlier editions gained widespread praise from reviewers and bloggers.
The 2022 edition ISBN is 9781663340399.
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Table of contents
Introduction: The Disclosure Revolution
PART I Patenting for Breadth
CHAPTER 1 Eligibility
CHAPTER 2 Drafting for Breadth
CHAPTER 3 Claiming for Breadth
CHAPTER 4 Prosecuting for Breadth
PART II Specification Drafting
CHAPTER 5 Utility
CHAPTER 6 Written Description
CHAPTER 7 Enablement
CHAPTER 8 Best Mode
PART III Claim Drafting
CHAPTER 9 Preamble
CHAPTER 10 Transition
CHAPTER 11 Claim Body
CHAPTER 12 Definiteness
CHAPTER 13 Means-plus-Function Claims
PART IV Avoiding Problems
CHAPTER 14 Bars: Printed Publication
CHAPTER 15 Bars: Public Use
CHAPTER 16 Bars: On Sale
CHAPTER 17 Inventorship and Priority
CHAPTER 18 Inequitable Conduct
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes