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This comprehensive handbook gives practitioners insights on patent litigation from prelitigation considerations through post-grant patent practice. At every stage, the authors include specific, proven tactics for protecting clients’ interests. Experienced practitioners discuss and analyze the strategic reasoning behind every phase of patent infringement litigation, from initial client counseling through the Notice of Appeal. The Third Edition tracks procedural developments and pronouncements on claim construction, as well as tips on how to address them. It also includes in-depth coverage of the most influential cases in patent law.
Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook, Third Edition gives practitioners both the “how to” and the “why to” of patent litigation, with specific, proven tactics for protecting clients’ interests. It offers procedural developments and pronouncements on claim construction, as well as chapters on the judge’s viewpoint from Chief Judge James F. Holderman, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; the importance of and the ethical, fiduciary, and privilege pitfalls that arise in a strong joint-defense agreement; and the long life and broad reach of a patent infringement settlement.
The 2014 Cumulative Supplement is current through May 2014 with significant additional developments through June 2014. New to the Supplement are a new chapter covering practice before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, with a focus on the new post-grant review proceedings introduced by the America Invents Act, providing practical advice to practitioners before the Board and strategic considerations in using PTAB proceedings as an adjunct or alternative to patent litigation; discussions providing insight into recent Supreme Court decisions redefining and clarifying principles of patent law on topics including patentable subject matter, indirect infringement, definiteness, and exceptional fee awards; review of federal court decisions following the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Actavis; and analysis of USPTO memorandum to the Patent Examining Corps on “Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena, & Natural Products.”
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