Understanding patent law / Amy L. Landers.

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Main Author: Landers, Amy L.
Other title:Patent law.
Format: Book
Published: New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, [2012]
Edition:[Second edition]
Series:Understanding series (New York, N.Y.)
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to the patent system
  • The U.S. PTO : obtaining a patent
  • Post-grant administrative proceedings
  • Claims
  • Patent types
  • Adjudication of patent disputes within the court system
  • Overview : the disclosure requirements of [Section] 112
  • Enablement
  • Written description
  • Definiteness
  • Best mode
  • Overview of [Section] 102 : novelty, statutory bars and derivation
  • Public knowledge and use as prior art
  • Patents and printed publications
  • Prior sales and offers for sale
  • Abandonment and the pre-AIA 35 U.S.C. [Section] 102(c)
  • Prior patents
  • Earlier filed patents and applications
  • Derivation and inventorship
  • The first to invent system
  • Nonobviousness
  • Utility
  • Statutory subject matter
  • Procedures for claim constructions
  • How to interpret patent claim terms
  • An introduction to patent infringement
  • Direct infringement
  • Prior use rights
  • Infringement under the doctrine of equivalents
  • Restrictions on the doctrine of equivalents
  • Claim construction of mean plus function claim terms
  • Experimental use
  • Contributory infringement
  • Active inducement
  • Extraterritorial activity and patent infringement
  • Inequitable conduct and the duty to disclose
  • Patent misuse
  • Patents and antitrust law
  • Exhaustion and the first sale doctrine
  • Prosecution larches
  • Remedies for patent infringement
  • International treaties and the globalization of patents.