Synopses & Reviews
Business has always been driven by ingenuity and innovation. Now more than ever, with an economy built on intangible business intelligence and digital yield, developing—and protecting—intellectual property is vital for individuals and organizations alike. This book presents a brief but thorough survey of United States patent law. Drawing from both practical and academic experience, author Alan Durham explains the fundamental principles of the subject and reviews recent changes in legislation affecting its practice.
Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide, Fourth Edition explains the latest revisions to the protections and limitations of patent law and includes recent Supreme Court decisions concerning the patentability of software, business methods, and advancements in biotech. An engaging writing style makes the technical content accessible to novice and expert practitioners alike.
"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. " < p="">Bruce Sewell, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Apple Inc. <> < p=""> <>
The fourth edition of this indispensable guide provides a simple and accurate introduction to the dynamics and mechanics of patent law, updated with the latest court decisions and reform legislation.
• Includes up-to-date citations to recent court cases
• Features accessible writing and helpful examples for ease of understanding
• Discusses the 2011 America Invents Act, one of the only texts on the subject to do so
• Contains sample utility and design patents for reference