The Law of Patents, Second Edition / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/27/2015
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $4.50   
  • New (2) from $173.91   
  • Used (8) from $4.50   

More About This Textbook


Rich in doctrine, policy, and theory, The Law of Patents offers a logical and comprehensive treatment of patent law. This casebook is more lean in nature than competing textbooks, yet covers all the main topics in an accessible manner for students. It offers helpful introductory text preceding each chapter and case or set of cases, technologically-accessible cases, detailed comments following the principal cases, highlighted statutes for easy reference, and uniquely offset comparative and policy perspectives.

More succinct than others of its kind, this casebook offers everything your students need to master the subject of patent law:

• a lean yet comprehensive format covers all of the main topics of patent law
• a logical and accessible sequencing of chapters
helpful introductory text precedes each chapter, sub-section and case, to give students insight into what is covered and a general doctrinal/policy framework of the materials to follow
“comments” following the principal cases provide students with details on the case, delve into the doctrine and policy in a more extensive manner, and provide citations of secondary literature
“perspectives” throughout the book, shaded and offset from the main text. There are two types of perspectives:

comparative perspectives explore the comparative/international aspects of any given use
policy perspectives discuss a theoretical point or relevant policy debate

relevant statutory section numbers are identified at the beginning of each chapter to alert the student which statutes apply to the following materials
relevant statutory provisions are included in a separate section of the text and are marked off by a black band on the side of the book for easy access , eliminating the need for students to buy a separate statutory supplement and increasing the likelihood that they will read the relevant statutes
• many chapters have extensive citations to academic literature, which provides students and instructors with guidance if they choose to dig deeper into the subject matter
• a companion website provides a fast and convenient means to disseminate judicial and legislative updates, and includes PDF files of all of the patents-in-suit discussed in the principal cases, the complete prosecution history of the “pizza box” patent explored in Chapter One, as well as historical documents and links to important patent law sites and documents
PowerPoint slides available for adopters for classroom use

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735596498
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 912
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. History and Architecture of the Patent System
Ch. 2. Disclosing and Claiming the Invention
Ch. 3. Eligible Subject Matter and Utility
Ch. 4. Novelty and Priority
Ch. 5. Nonobviousness
Ch. 6. Statutory Bars
Ch. 7. Enforcing Patent Rights
Ch. 8. Defenses to Patent Infringement
Ch. 9. Remedies

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)