Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide

Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide

by Alan L. Durham
     
 
This consise, up-to-date survey of U.S. patent law uses examples, many from actual cases, to explain the various aspects of the patent system, including issues of patent validity, infringement, the application process, and litigation. Although many large multi-volume patent treatises are already available, this book will serve as a useful overview or starting point

Overview

This consise, up-to-date survey of U.S. patent law uses examples, many from actual cases, to explain the various aspects of the patent system, including issues of patent validity, infringement, the application process, and litigation. Although many large multi-volume patent treatises are already available, this book will serve as a useful overview or starting point for further research. Patent claim interpretation, equivalence, prior art, and the extension of patent protection to non-traditional subject matter such as computer software are covered in detail. Appendixes contain sample U.S. patents.

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Presents the essentials of patent law in simple terms with the aim of explaining the law by example, often with references to actual cases. Topics covered include patent validity, infringement, the application process, and litigation. The book is aimed at non-lawyers, such as engineers and business people, as well as at lawyers who need an introduction or quick reference to patent law. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313353956
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/20/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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"Professor Durham's book is superb—a model of clarity and concision."
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"A terrific contribution to the art. Professor Durham illuminates the sometimes obscure topic of patent law with clear exposition, detailed analysis, and approachable language. In this rapidly changing field, Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide is an important resource for both scholars and practitioners alike. "

Meet the Author

Alan L. Durham, JD, is the Judge Robert S. Vance Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, AL.

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