|About the Book|
Patent Practice Handbook addresses every phase of patent practice from application work to litigation. In three sections organized for quick reference, Patent Practice Handbook analyzes the legal and procedural considerations attorneys and otherMorePatent Practice Handbook addresses every phase of patent practice from application work to litigation. In three sections organized for quick reference, Patent Practice Handbook analyzes the legal and procedural considerations attorneys and other patent professionals face daily: Part I: Overview of Patent Law and Alternative Intellectual Property Protection examines State Street Bank and its effects on patenting software and business methods, design and plant patents, and alternative means of intellectual property protection such as copyrights and trademarks, along with general statutes, utility, novelty requirements, and more. Part II: Patent Applications and Prosecution looks at drafting issues with an emphasis on means-pins-function claims, Markush groups, transition phrases, and the effect of the preamble on the scope of the claims. It also provides information on how to satisfy the requirements of 35 U.S.C. section 112 and different types of patent searches, including when to use them, and the best methods for executing them. Part III: Patent Infringement, Enforcement, and Liability offers detailed strategic insights for litigation, enforcement proceedings, other related issues in light of Markman, Hilton-Davis, and the troublesome all-elements rule. Patent Practice Handbook combines the best features of a desk reference with the case citations and detailed analysis of a research volume. No single-volume guide synthesizes law and practice questions into solutions more effectively.