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Get the latest legislative developments affecting U.S. intellectual property law.
The 2018 Edition of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Laws:
Incorporates relevant provisions of P.L. 115-56 relating to fiscal year 2018 appropriations for the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Copyright Office, enacted Sept.8, 2017
Adds amendments to 21 U.S.C. §355 relating to the approval of new drugs, as set forth in P.L. 115-52, the “FDA Authorization Act of 2017,” enacted Aug. 18, 2017
Will incorporate any other provisions of law enacted through November 2017 relating to intellectual property, as well as any adjustments in the patent fee schedule
References the decision of the Supreme Court in declaring unconstitutional that portion of the federal Trademark Act providing for refusal to register disparaging marks
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, and legislative history relating to patent reform proposals. The 2018 Edition include on the CD the provisions of the patent reform bill S. 1390, the “STRONGER Patents Act of 2017,” as introduced June 21, 2017; S. 927, the “Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act,” as introduced Apr. 25, 2017; H.R. 3517, the “Women Inventor Development and Equality Act,” as introduced July 27, 2017; S. 1948, a bill to abrogate the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes as a defense to inter partes review of patents, as introduced Oct. 5, 2017; H.R. 3945, a bill to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, as introduced Oct. 4, 2017;
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