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Prior Art After the AIA: A Practical Guide

A companion guide to Bloomberg Law's Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice, this comprehensive ready-reference guide offers a more targeted and concise look at how the AIA has affected prior art issues in U.S. patent law.

 

Price: $195.00 Main Volume


Description

The hornbook for how to quickly evaluate what is and is not prior art after the AIA.

A companion guide to Bloomberg Law's Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice, this comprehensive ready-reference guide offers a more targeted and concise look at how the AIA has affected prior art issues in U.S. patent law. Patent prosecutors and litigators can use this guide to quickly evaluate the AIA prior art issues in their cases. 

Prior Art After the AIA: A Practical Guide provides full-color illustrations and step-by-step analyses for evaluating prior art applicability under both pre-AIA and AIA law. This companion guide includes all-new flow charts that lay out how to analyze AIA §102(a) prior art eligibility and AIA §102(b) prior art exceptions. The updated and new graphical timeline scenarios have been adapted and expanded from the treatise, Patents After the AIA: Evolving Law and Practice and present a multitude of different fact patterns to help evaluate prior art issues. 

Beginning with simple and common fact patterns and extending to complex scenarios the book offers: 

  • An updated overview of the basics of AIA prior art law, including new case law
  • An entirely new chapter on timeline scenarios specific to evaluating prior art issues for transition applications
  • Single page timeline scenarios that present, analyze, and concisely explain prior art evaluations
  • Sample templates of declarations that can be used to establish that a particular piece of prior art is subject to one of the three different kinds of AIA exceptions

Contents

 Foreword

 Chapter 1 – The Basics of Prior Art Law After the America Invents Act

 Chapter 2 – Analysis and Scenarios for Evaluating Prior Art Law for Transition Applications

 Chapter 3 – Analysis and Scenarios for Evaluating Prior Art Law for AIA Applications

 Appendices

 

Authors

 

Brad D. Pedersen is a patent attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in patent law, engineering, business, and entrepreneurship. He is a partner and the Chair of the patent practice group at Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A., an intellectual property law firm in Minneapolis, MN.

 

 

Gregory D. Allen is an Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Attorney at 3M Innovative Properties Company, a subsidiary of 3M Company (3M), St. Paul, MN. His practice focuses on patent matters, as well as intellectual property agreements.

 

 

Ann M. Mueting, Ph.D., J.D., is a founding shareholder of the firm Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Mueting is a patent attorney practicing in the areas of patent prosecution, due diligence, and related opinion work with emphasis in chemical and biotechnology patent law.

 

 

Brian R. Stanton, Ph.D., works on IP, trade, and associated technology innovation policy matters. A principal in Stanton Consulting Services, Dr. Stanton was the Director of the Division of Policy at the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Technology Transfer.

 

 

Alan J. Kasper is a senior partner in the international intellectual property (IP) law firm Sughrue Mion, PLLC, with offices in Washington, DC, California, and Tokyo, where he has practiced law since 1985 and managed the firm’s International Department.

 

 

The AIPLA, founded in 1897, is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. It represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies, and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Its members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.  For more information, visit http://www.aipla.org/.

 

 

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