Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide

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Index
Abandonment, 94-96, 123
Abstract ideas, 24, 204
All-elements rule, 21, 143, 153–55
Amendments to claims, 32, 86, 158–61
Analogous arts, 110
Anticipation, 90, 104–07, 176
Application for patent, 12, 14, 16, 31, 45–46, 93–94. See also Claims
Drawings, 18, 197, 199
Preferred embodiments, 19, 55
Provisional Applications, 33–34
Publication, 33
Specification, 18–19, 54–56, 75–76, 82
Artistic and literary creations, 27
Assignments, 16, 46–47, 103
Assignor estoppel, 69–70
Attorneys' fees, 138, 188
Bargain model of patent law, 2, 76, 80
Best mode requirement, 19, 67, 76, 80–85
Bifurcation, 178
Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, 32, 36–37
Burdens of proof, 68–69, 101–02, 115, 175–76
Claims, 14, 19–21, 51–65, 85, 197, 199
Amendments, 32, 86, 158–61
Dependent claims, 20
Doctrine of claim differentiation, 57
Independent claims, 20
Interpretation, 51–65, 104, 142, 176
Jepson claims, 60–61
Markush claims, 61
Means-plus-function claims, 56, 63–64, 152, 163–67
Plain meaning, 52–54
Preambles, 20, 59–60
Product-by-process claims, 61–63
Step-plus-function claims, 64–65
Classification of inventions, 16–17
Combination of prior art references, 109–11
Commercial success, 113–15
Computer programs, 10–11, 28–29, 201–210
Conception, 43, 96, 98–102
Consonance, 126
Constitutional source of patent law, 1–2, 23, 70
Constructive reduction to practice, 98, 100, 201
Continuations, 16, 35–36
Continuations-in-part, 16, 35–36

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter 1 - Overview 1
  • Chapter 2 - Patents Distinguished from Other Rights 9
  • Chapter 3 - Reading a Patent 15
  • Chapter 4 - Patentable Subject Matter 23
  • Chapter 5 - Patent Prosecution 31
  • Chapter 6 - Ownership and Other Rights 43
  • Chapter 7 - Interpreting Patent Claims 51
  • Chapter 8 - Conditions of Patentability 67
  • Chapter 9 - Enforceability Defenses 127
  • Chapter 10 - Infringement 135
  • Chapter 11 - Patent Litigation 171
  • Chapter 12 - Special Topics 195
  • Note on Sources 211
  • Appendix A - Sample Utility Patents 213
  • Appendix B - Sample Design Patents 231
  • Index 249
  • About the Author 255
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