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Draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents.
This strategy guide helps practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a portfolio of electronic and technology patents. It details claims drafting with the appropriate scope and preparing computer-related patent applications. It also includes practice “tips and traps.”
Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Fourth Edition is a strategy guide that helps practitioners deal with today’s lightning-paced technological developments, changes in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) policy, and pivotal court rulings. In this step-by-step guide, experts provide perspectives and tactics, including guidance on tough decisions regarding patent protection, prior art, strategy, and drafting claims; lessons on preparing computer-related patent applications; insights on drafting with the appropriate scope; practice “tips and traps” for each step of the patent prosecution process; international drafting and prosecution strategies for Japan, the United States, and Europe, and where to file first; working with business method patents and design patents; in-house patent portfolio development; noninfringment and invalidity opinions; design-around techniques, and litigation of software patents.
New in the Fourth Edition:
New in the 2018 Cumulative Supplement:
A new chapter on post-grant issues discusses how the PTAB affects prosecution and litigation of electronic and software patents and PTAB’s impact on patent enforcement
The Supreme Court’s ruling in WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. on whether patent owners could recover for lost foreign profits
Following T.C. Heartland, the Federal Circuit in In re Cray Inc. adopted a three-part test to establish venue under 28 U.S.C. §1400 (b)
The Federal Circuit further refined the “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard in In re Power Integrations, Inc., reversing the PTAB’s determination that claims in the patents at issue were unpatentable for anticipation
A new section explores the difference in technological subject matter available for protection under patent law and trade secret law
In Ineos USA LLC v. Berry Plastics Corp., the Federal Circuit provided guidance on how claimed ranges should be treated based on how the range is described in the specification
The Federal Circuit in Berkheimer ruled on eligibility under §101 and the USPTO subsequently issued guidance in response to the decision
The Federal Circuit in Travel Sentry, Inc. v. Tropp reaffirmed and expanded the decision in Akamai
Discussion of new patentable subject matter cases following Bilski
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