This three-volume comprehensive treatise provides a full discussion of the landscape of patent law, from threshold questions of patentability through post-grant patent law. It includes a thorough discussion of the enormous changes introduced by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. The book explains, in clear English, prosecution rules from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), offers an element-by-element analysis of areas of law that form the basis of common PTO rejections and objections, and provides analysis of major court decisions.
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This treatise provides essential analysis of significant changes to U.S. patent law resulting from decisions of the Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and places new substantive discussions in context with existing patent laws and regulations. It also explains prosecution rules from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) and offers an element-by-element analysis of areas of patent law that form the basis of common PTO rejections and objections, which can also be used in litigation in federal court.
The Ninth Edition analyzes and highlights the significance of recent Supreme Court cases on patent issues such as patent-ineligible abstract ideas, patentability of products of nature, claim definiteness, and induced infringement.
The 2016 Supplement adds discussion of:
The accompanying searchable electronic appendices offer a comprehensive Cumulative Case Digest, updated through 2015, with an extensive compilation of precedential language, organized by specific issue, in favor of patentability.
To say that Patent Prosecution is a comprehensive resource both for experienced patent practitioners, as well as new aspirants, is an understatement.
Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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