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Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws, 2016 Edition, with Full Text and Special Features on CD-ROM

This must-have reference provides intellectual property practitioners with the most important patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. Code in one convenient volume.

 

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Get the latest legislative developments affecting U.S. intellectual property law.

This must-have reference provides intellectual property practitioners with the most important patent, trademark, and copyright laws in the U.S. Code in one convenient volume. The 2016 Edition has fully incorporated the provisions of the America Invents Act into the U.S. Code sections of the book.
The 2016 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws:

  • Includes the provisions of Pub. L. 114-89, the “Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act,” signed Nov. 25, 2015, amending Section 156 of the patent statute regarding the covered date for extension of patent protection for drugs recommended for scheduling under the Controlled Substances Act
  • Incorporates the provisions of Public Law 114-86, the “Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization Act of 2015,” signed Nov. 5, 2015, which provides for a 10-year term of service for the Librarian of Congress, subject to reappointment 
  • Includes in the accompanying CD-ROM the patent and trademark fee adjustments proposed to the PTO’s public advisory committees on Oct. 20, 2015
  • Adds to the CD-ROM the text of the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications and the negotiated text of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • Provides in the CD-ROM the latest text of the major patent reform bills being considered by Congress—H.R. 9 and S.1137, as well as of legislation (H.R. 3326 and S. 1890) to create a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation

The accompanying CD-ROM contains the full text of the book and additional useful material such as the Rules of Practice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, key international treaties, legislative history, and more.


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Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.
Jeffrey M. Samuels is Professor Emeritus of the University of Akron School of Law. He was formerly the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology, at the University of Akron School of Law; the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Managing Editor of Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal.

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