Patent Law for Paralegals / Edition 1

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Overview

Patent Laws for Paralegals approaches the topic of patent law in an organized and logical fashion, and provides a thorough grounding in the life cycle of a patent. The text begins with an introduction to the general topic of intellectual property, reviewing the agency responsible for issuing patents (the USPTO), proceeding to patent searches, patent applications, post-issuance actions, patent ownership and transfer, and patent infringement. The text concludes with chapters on new developments in patent law, international patent protection, and patent audits and due diligence. Information is arranged in a building-block approach so that the student is presented with comprehensive coverage of each topic. The substantive discussion of each topic is complemented by the use of forms, sample agreements, checklists, flowcharts, and other practical guides. References to useful Internet sites are provided in each chapter so students can obtain additional information. Discussion questions are provided throughout the text to ensure thorough understanding of each topic. A glossary highlights critical terms, and selected patent statutes are provided, together with a table showing signatories to various international patent agreements and treaties. Benefits:
• Comprehensive overview of patent law, arranged in an easy to comprehend building-block fashion
• PatentPro, The Paralegal's Role is a useful and practical section that identifies the tasks patent paralegals typically perform
• The Patent Project found at the end of each chapter is a factual scenario involving a fictional company, Spectrum that requires readers to identify the various patent problems Spectrum is encountering and suggest strategies to solve those problems
• Internet Resources provides a short section at the end of each chapter with Internet websites specific to the information discussed in that chapter
• Discussion questions at the end of each chapter are designed to test kno

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I am very impressed with these chapters, so much so, that I would like to use them as either a supplement to Stim, or as a replacement on the law of patents...The author is to be commended for a fine piece of writing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418048013
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/21/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,362,371
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of nine textbooks in the paralegal field and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Patents and Intellectual Property Law. Chapter 2: The United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Laws Governing Patents. Chapter 3: Patentable Subject Matter. Chapter 4: Foundations of Patent Law. Chapter 5: Patent Searches. Chapter 6: Patent Applications. Chapter 7: Postissuance Patent Actions. Chapter 8: Patent Ownership and Transfer. Chapter 9: Patent Infringement. Chapter 10: New Developments in Patent Law. Chapter 11: International Patent Protection. Chapter 12: Patent Audits and Due Diligence Reviews.

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