A focused, practical reference designed to help practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a strong portfolio of electronic and technology patents
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Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Third Edition is a step-by-step strategy guide that helps practitioners deal with today's lightning-paced technological developments, changes in USPTO policy, and pivotal court rulings.
Practitioners handpicked for their experience provide perspectives and tactics, including guidance on tough decisions such as whether to seek patent protection at all, how to search for and evaluate prior art, how to use trade secret and copyright law in conjunction with patent strategy, and how to draft claims for broad yet distinct interpretation; lessons on preparing computer-related patent applications under Alappat, its progeny, and the USPTO's examination guidelines; insights on drafting with the appropriate scope-and the unique, software-related aspects of the best mode, enablement, and written description requirements of Section 112; and candid practice "tips and traps" for each step of the patent prosecution process. The Third Edition also offers an international survey of the statutes, regulations, and case law of more than 40 nations, plus basic global principles of patentability; representative sample patents; a time-saving practice checklist; a case table; and an exhaustive topic index.
The Third Edition of Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, co-published with the American Intellectual Property Law Association, includes guidance for writing specifications in view of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Eli Lilly & Co.; analysis of the Federal Circuit’s application of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bilski to Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. v. Microsoft Corporation; insights for drafting claims in view of CyberSource Corp. v. Retail Decisions, Inc.; tips for writing preambles that do not limit when the claim is interpreted; and pointers for creating the best possible patent application.
The new 2012 Supplement offers important updates and also provides discussion on:
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Main Volume InformationAbout the Editors-in-Chief Steven W. Lundberg is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., Minneapolis, MN. Stephen C. Durant is a shareholder in Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., San Jose, CA.Ann M. McCrackin is Of Counsel for Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A., and President, Black Hills IP, Minneapolis, MN.American Intellectual Property Law Association
Steven W. Lundberg, Stephen C. Durant, and Ann M. McCrackin, Editors-in-Chief; American Intellectual Property Law Association
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