Software Patents, Second Edition / Edition 2

Software Patents, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Gregory A. Stobbs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735514992

ISBN-13: 9780735514997

Pub. Date: 08/16/2000

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

Never before has one resource broken down the process for drafting software patent specifications and claims into manageable segments. Software Patents will show you how to draft accurate, complete patent applications — applications that will be approved and that will stand in court if challenged. It discusses what a software patent is and the

Overview

Never before has one resource broken down the process for drafting software patent specifications and claims into manageable segments. Software Patents will show you how to draft accurate, complete patent applications — applications that will be approved and that will stand in court if challenged. It discusses what a software patent is and the legal protection it offers; who holds software patents and for what inventions; and the steps you can take to protect software inventions in the worldwide marketplace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735514997
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Edition description:
Supplement Included
Pages:
980
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents


• History of Software Patents
• Software Technology Primer for the Attorney
• A Review of Legal Concepts for the Software Professional
• What is Patentable Subject Matter
• Searching for Prior Art
• Software Patent Specification
• Software Patent Drawings
• Drafting Claims of Proper Scope
• Examination of the Application by the Patent Office
• International Patent Protection for Software
• What Software is Patented?
• Strategic Software Patent Protection
• Beta Testing Software Inventions
• Internet and E-Commerce Patents

Appendix A. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Public Hearing on Use of the Patent System to Protect Software-Related Inventions

Appendix B. Software Classification System of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Appendix C. Letter of Thomas Jefferson to Isaac McPherson Dated August 13, 1813

Table of Cases

Index

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