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Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws, 2015 Edition, with Full Text & Special Features on CD-ROM

An essential resource for patent law practitioners, this treatise covers all aspects of U.S. IP law and discusses all the changes enacted into law through November 20, 2014. The 2015 Edition contains a special focus on the Leahy Smith America Invents Act, with coverage of the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act and amendments to the Patent Act.

DESCRIPTION

2014/Approx. 1,000 pp. Softcover with CD-ROM/ISBN 978161746-5017/Order #2501/$195.00

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

The signing of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (P.L. 112-29) enacted the most sweeping changes to patent law in centuries. The myriad provisions contained in this Act will have profound effects on attorneys and inventors for years to come.

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws, 2015 Edition has integrated the provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act into the U.S. Code sections of this book and provides helpful visual guides that will aid practitioners in understanding the law and when provisions will go into effect. This is a must-have resource for patent law practitioners, as it contains all the changes enacted into law through November 1, 2014.

The 2015 Edition is updated to include the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, Public Law 113-144 (signed Aug. 1, 2014), which allows consumers to unlock their mobile telephone headsets so they can change carriers. It will also include any new statutory patent fees.

The 2015 Edition includes the 2015 appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office. The CD has added the ICANN Uniform Rapid Suspension Procedures, a new mechanism to quickly resolve disputes between trademark owners and domain registrants. Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws includes Title 35 (Patents), Title 17 (Copyrights), and Chapters 22, 63, and 107 of Title 15 (Trademarks, Technology Innovation, and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights) of the United States Code. It also includes miscellaneous sections of the United States Code and treaties relating to intellectual property.


AUTHOR

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.