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Patent Law: A Practitioner's Guide (4th Edition)

 by Ronald Hildreth, David Aker
 
 Copyright: 2012-2017
 Last Updated: November 2017

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  • ISBN Number: 9781402418945
  • Page Count: 1138
  • Number of Volumes: 1
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Widely appreciated by attorneys and inventors for its clear, uncomplicated approach to a complex field, Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide gives you a solid working knowledge of the legal framework governing patents, including:

  • Developments under the America Invents Act
  • Federal regulations and court decisions
  • The widely accepted four-step test used by the courts to determine an invention’s patentability
  • The various tests used to indicate direct infringement and other patent violations
  • Drafting techniques used to prepare the full variety of documents, including specifications and claims

Patent Law features numerous time-saving sample forms • flowcharts, diagrams and tables that quickly enhance your understanding of key patent law issues • and hypothetical questions (with answers) that help prepare you for the real-world challenges of patent prosecution.

Updated at least once a year, Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide is a valuable guide for patent specialists and other intellectual property lawyers, corporate counsel and executives, inventors, and general practitioners representing inventors.

  In Memoriam: Ronald B. Hildreth
  Table of Contents
  Preface and Acknowledgments
  Preface to the Third Edition
Chapter 1: General Information
  • § 1:1 : Introduction1-1
  • § 1:2 : Definition of a Patent1-2
  • § 1:3 : Constitutional Basis for a Patent1-2
  • § 1:4 : Patents Promote the Progress of Science1-3
  • § 1:5 : Laws and Rules Governing Patents1-3
  • § 1:6 : Applying for a Patent1-4
    • § 1:6.1 : Who May Apply1-4
    • § 1:6.2 : How to Apply1-4
    • § 1:6.3 : When to Apply1-4
  • § 1:7 : Categories of Patents1-5
    • § 1:7.1 : Utility Patent—Eligible Subject Matter1-5
  • § Flow Chart 1-1 : Subject Matter Eligibility Test for Products and Processes1-25
    • § 1:7.2 : Design Patent1-35
    • § 1:7.3 : Plant Patent1-35
  • § 1:8 : Rights of the Inventor, Applicant, and Patentee1-36
    • § 1:8.1 : Inventor’s Right to Exclude1-36
    • § 1:8.2 : Applicant’s Rights1-36
    • § 1:8.3 : Right to Assign1-37
    • § 1:8.4 : Right to License1-37
    • § 1:8.5 : Employer-Employee Obligations1-37
  • § 1:9 : Publication of a Patent Application1-38
Chapter 2: Patent Office Prosecution; and Exhibits 2-1 to 2-2
  • § 2.1 : Introduction2-1
  • § 2.2 : Parts of a Patent Application2-1
  • § 2.3 : Parts of a Patent2-2
  • Exhibit 2-1 : Patent for Bumper Arrangement2-5
  • Exhibit 2-2 : Patent for Detergent2-14
  • § 2.4 : Examination of a Patent Application2-19
  • Flow Chart 2-1 : Prosecution of a Patent Application2-20
Chapter 3: Patentability in General
  • § 3.1 : Introduction3-1
  • § 3.2 : Issue of Patentability3-1
  • § 3.3 : Test for Patentability3-2
  • § 3.4 : The Transition from First to Invent to First to File3-2
  • § 3.5 : Flow Chart for Patentability—First to Invent3-3
  • Flow Chart 3-1 : Flow Chart for Patentability (Validity)—First to Invent3-5
  • § 3.6 : Flow Chart for Patentability—First to File3-6
  • Flow Chart 3-2 : For Patentability (Validity)—First to File3-8
Chapter 4: Effective Filing Dates
  • § 4.1 : Introduction4-2
  • § 4.2 : Step 1 of the Flow Chart for Patentability4-2
  • § 4.3 : Effective Filing Dates Earlier Than Actual Filing Dates4-2
    • § 4.3.1 : Convention Application4-3
      • [A] : In General4-3
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-3
      • [C] : Requirements4-4
      • [D] : Illustration4-4
  • Diagram 4-1 : Convention Application4-5
    • § 4.3.2 : Provisional Application4-6
      • [A] : In General4-6
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-6
      • [C] : Requirements4-7
      • [D] : Illustration4-7
  • Diagram 4-2 : Provisional Application4-8
    • § 4.3.3 : International Application4-8
      • [A] : In General4-8
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-9
      • [C] : Requirements4-9
      • [D] : Illustrations4-10
  • Diagram 4-3 : International Application4-10
  • Diagram 4-4 : International Application4-11
    • § 4.3.4 : Continuation Application4-12
      • [A] : In General4-12
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-12
      • [C] : Requirements4-13
      • [D] : Illustration4-13
  • Diagram 4-5 : Continuation Application4-13
    • § 4.3.5 : Continuation-in-Part Application4-14
      • [A] : In General4-14
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-14
      • [C] : Requirements4-14
      • [D] : Illustration4-14
  • Diagram 4-6 : Continuation-in-Part Application4-15
    • § 4.3.6 : Divisional Application4-15
      • [A] : In General4-15
      • [B] : Statutory Basis4-15
      • [C] : Requirements4-16
      • [D] : Illustration4-16
  • Diagram 4-7 : Divisional Application4-17
  • § 4.4 : Double Patenting4-17
  • § 4.5 : Problem on Effective Filing Date and Double Patenting4-20
  • § 4.6 : Answers to Problem on Effective Filing Date and Double Patenting4-21
  • § 4.7 : Problem on Section 1194-23
  • § 4.8 : Answers to Problem on Section 1194-23
Chapter 5: Statutory Bars Under Section 102
  • § 5:1 : Introduction5-1
  • § 5:2 : Step 2 of the Flow Chart for Patentability5-2
  • § 5:3 : Statutory Bars Under Sections 102(a)(1) and 102(a)(2)5-2
    • § 5:3.1 : “Patented” As a Statutory Bar5-3
    • § 5:3.2 : “Publication” As a Statutory Bar5-4
    • § 5:3.3 : “Use” As a Statutory Bar5-4
    • § 5:3.4 : “Sale” As a Statutory Bar5-5
    • § 5:3.5 : “Otherwise Available to the Public” As a Statutory Bar5-14
    • § 5:3.6 : Disclosure in a U.S. Patent or a U.S. Patent Publication As a Statutory Bar5-14
  • § 5:4 : Exceptions to Statutory Bars Under Sections 102(a)(1) and 102(a)(2)5-15
  • § 5:5 : Effective Dates of Patents and Publications As References5-18
  • § 5:6 : Problem on Statutory Bars Under Sections 102(a)(1) and 102(a)(2)5-19
  • § 5:7 : Answers to Problem on Statutory Bars Under Sections 102(a)(1) and 102(a)(2)5-20
  • § 5:8 : Steps in the Flow Chart for Patentability5-21
Chapter 6: Comparative Patent Law
  • § 6:1 : Introduction6-1
  • § 6:2 : Applicant6-1
  • § 6:3 : Term6-2
  • § 6:4 : Statutory Bars6-2
  • § 6:5 : Obviousness6-2
  • § 6:6 : National Security Considerations6-2
  • § 6:7 : Examination6-3
  • § 6:8 : Delayed Prosecution6-3
  • § 6:9 : Opposition6-3
  • § 6:10 : European Patent Convention6-4
  • § 6:11 : Patent Cooperation Treaty6-6
  • § 6:12 : International Design Applications6-8
Chapter 7: Unobviousness
  • § 7.1 : Introduction7-1
  • § 7.2 : Step 4 of the Flow Chart for Patentability7-1
  • § 7.3 : Background7-2
    • § 7.3.1 : Hotchkiss Decision7-2
    • § 7.3.2 : Cuno Decision7-2
  • § 7.4 : Section 1037-3
  • § 7.5 : Application of Section 1037-3
    • § 7.5.1 : Negative Rules7-3
    • § 7.5.2 : Positive Rules7-4
  • Table 7-1 : Superiority7-5
  • Table 7-2 : Criticality7-5
  • Table 7-3 : Synergism7-6
    • § 7.5.3 : Basic Factual Inquiries7-12
    • § 7.5.4 : Secondary Considerations7-12
    • § 7.5.5 : Rule 132 Affidavit7-16
    • § 7.5.6 : How an Invention Is Made7-16
    • § 7.5.7 : Hindsight7-17
  • Chart 7-1 : Prior Art Chart7-17
  • § 7.6 : Prior Art Chart7-18
  • § 7.7 : Problem on Unobviousness7-18
  • § 7.8 : Answers to Problem on Unobviousness7-19
  • Chart 7-2 : Prior Art Chart7-19
Chapter 8: Derivation Proceedings and Derived Patents
  • § 8.1 : Introduction8-1
  • § 8.2 : Effective Date8-2
  • § 8.3 : Statutory Provisions8-2
  • § 8.4 : Petition for Derivation Proceeding8-4
  • § 8.5 : Decision in a Derivation Proceeding8-4
    • § 8.5.1 : Timing8-5
    • § 8.5.2 : Rules8-5
  • § 8.6 : Effect of PTAB Decision8-5
  • § 8.7 : Alternatives to Decision by the PTAB8-5
  • § 8.8 : Civil Action in Case of Derived Patent8-6
Chapter 9: Infringement in General
  • § 9:1 : Introduction9-1
  • § 9:2 : Infringement of Patent9-1
  • § 9:3 : Direct Infringement9-3
  • Flow Chart 9-1 : Flow Chart for Infringement9-4
  • § 9:4 : Articles Made Abroad by Process Claimed in U.S. Patent9-5
  • § 9:5 : Medical Practitioner’s Performance of a Medical Activity9-6
  • § 9:6 : Third-Party Liability9-7
  • § 9:7 : Joint or Divided Infringement9-7
  • § 9:8 : Inducement of Divided Infringement and Divided Infringement Reconsidered9-8
  • § 9:9 : Patented Seeds and the Patent Exhaustion Doctrine9-15
Chapter 10: Literal Infringement
  • § 10:1 : Introduction10-1
  • § 10:2 : Three Rules10-1
    • § 10:2.1 : Rule of Exactness10-2
    • § 10:2.2 : Rule of Addition10-2
    • § 10:2.3 : Rule of Omission10-2
  • § 10:3 : Chair-Rocking Chair Illustration10-2
  • Diagram 10-1 : Scope of Patents in Chair-Rocking Chair Illustration10-3
  • § 10:4 : Chair-Rocking Chair-Converting Chair10-3
  • Diagram 10-2 : Scope of Patents in Chair-Rocking Chair-Converting Chair Illustration10-4
  • § 10:5 : Chair-Rocking Chair-Convertible Rocking Chair10-5
  • Diagram 10-3 : Scope of Patents in Chair-Rocking Chair-Convertible Rocking Chair Illustration10-6
  • § 10:6 : Claim Construction10-6
  • § 10:7 : Problem on Literal Infringement10-12
  • § 10:8 : Answers to Problem on Literal Infringement10-13
Chapter 11: Doctrine of Equivalents
  • § 11:1 : Introduction11-1
  • Table 11-1 : Issues in Graver Tank Decision11-2
  • § 11:2 : Test for the Doctrine of Equivalents11-3
  • § 11:3 : Illustration of the Doctrine of Equivalents11-3
    • § 11:3.1 : Columns 1 Through 5 in Table 11-111-4
    • § 11:3.2 : Column 6 in Table 11-111-5
      • [A] : First Situation11-5
      • [B] : Second Situation11-5
      • [C] : Third Situation11-5
      • [D] : Fourth Situation11-5
  • § 11:4 : How to Interpret the Findings in Table 11-111-6
  • § 11:5 : Decisions Subsequent to Graver Tank11-6
Chapter 12: Prosecution History Estoppel
  • § 12:1 : Introduction12-1
  • § 12:2 : Judicial Application of Prosecution History Estoppel12-1
  • § 12:3 : Exhibit Supply Decision12-2
  • Table 12-1 : Issues in Exhibit Supply Decision12-3
  • § 12:4 : Warner-Jenkinson Decision12-4
  • § 12:5 : Litton Decision12-5
  • § 12:6 : Festo Decision—Court of Appeals (Festo I)12-5
  • § 12:7 : Festo Decision—Supreme Court (Festo II)12-7
  • § 12:8 : Festo Decision—Court of Appeals on Remand (Festo III)12-9
Chapter 13: Third-Party Liability
  • § 13:1 : Introduction13-1
  • § 13:2 : Inducement Under Section 271(b)13-1
  • § 13:3 : Contributory Infringement Under Section 271(c)13-5
  • § 13:4 : Repair and Reconstruction13-6
  • § 13:5 : Assembly of Components Outside the United States13-7
  • § 13:6 : Safe Harbor Provision Under Section 271(e)(1)13-11
  • § 13:7 : Problem on Direct Infringement and Third-Party Liability13-13
  • § 13:8 : Answers to Problem on Direct Infringement and Third-Party Liability13-14
  • § Table 13-1 : Summary of Answers to Problem on Direct Infringement and Third-Party Liability13-15
Chapter 14: Preparation of an Opinion Letter
  • § 14.1 : Introduction14-1
  • § 14.2 : Types of Opinions14-2
  • § 14.3 : Contents of an Opinion14-2
    • § 14.3.1 : Heading14-2
    • § 14.3.2 : Introduction14-2
    • § 14.3.3 : Facts or Background14-3
    • § 14.3.4 : Issues or Questions14-3
    • § 14.3.5 : Conclusions14-3
    • § 14.3.6 : Discussion14-4
    • § 14.3.7 : Summary14-4
  • § 14.4 : Problem on Preparation of Opinion Letter14-4
    • § 14.4.1 : Information Received from Client14-4
    • § 14.4.2 : Request from Client14-5
  • § 14.5 : Proposed Opinion Letter14-5
  • Sample 14-1 : Opinion Letter14-6
  • § 14.6 : Additional Considerations Before Drafting Infringement or Validity Opinions14-10
    • § 14.6.1 : Maintenance Fees14-10
    • § 14.6.2 : Holdings of Invalidity and Disclaimer14-10
Chapter 15: Preparation of a Specification for a Patent Application; and Form 15-1
  • § 15.1 : Introduction15-1
  • § 15.2 : Headings for a Patent Application15-2
    • § 15.2.1 : Title of the Invention15-2
    • § 15.2.2 : Cross-References to Related Applications15-3
    • § 15.2.3 : Statement Regarding Federally Sponsored Research or Development15-3
    • § 15.2.4 : Names of the Parties to a Joint Research Agreement15-3
    • § 15.2.5 : Reference to a Sequence Listing15-3
    • § 15.2.6 : Background of the Invention15-4
    • § 15.2.7 : Brief Summary of the Invention15-4
    • § 15.2.8 : Brief Description of the Drawing(s)15-4
    • § 15.2.9 : Description of the Preferred Embodiment(s)15-4
    • § 15.2.10 : Abstract of the Disclosure15-8
    • § 15.2.11 : Claim(s)15-9
  • § 15.3 : Provisional Application15-9
  • § 15.4 : Problem on Preparation of a Patent Specification15-10
    • § 15.4.1 : Disclosure from Client15-10
    • § 15.4.2 : Analysis by Patent Attorney15-10
    • § 15.4.3 : Questions to Client15-11
    • § 15.4.4 : Answers from Client15-11
    • § 15.4.5 : Form for Preparation of a Patent Specification15-12
    • § 15.4.6 : Proposed Patent Specification15-12
  • Form 15-1 : Patent Specification15-13
  • Sample 15-1 : Patent Specification15-15
Chapter 16: Preparation of Patent Claims for a Patent Application
  • § 16:1 : Introduction16-2
  • § 16:2 : In General16-2
  • § 16:3 : Form16-2
  • § 16:4 : Parts of a Claim16-3
    • § 16:4.1 : Preamble16-3
    • § 16:4.2 : Transition16-4
    • § 16:4.3 : Body16-5
    • § 16:4.4 : Name16-5
    • § 16:4.5 : Distinctive Features16-6
    • § 16:4.6 : Cooperation16-6
  • § 16:5 : Dependent Claim16-7
  • Table 16-1 : Calculation of Filing Fees16-8
  • § 16:6 : Calculation of Filing Fee16-9
  • § 16:7 : Antecedent16-9
  • § 16:8 : “Means” Clause16-9
  • § 16:9 : Functional Limitation16-13
  • § 16:10 : Negative Limitation16-13
  • § 16:11 : Double Inclusion16-13
  • § 16:12 : Alternative Expression16-13
  • § 16:13 : Markush Group16-14
  • § 16:14 : Problem on Preparation of Patent Claims16-14
  • § 16:15 : Proposed Patent Claims16-14
  • Sample 16-1 : Patent Claims16-15
Chapter 17: Preparation of an Amendment; and Exhibit 17-1, Form 17-1
  • § 17.1 : Introduction17-1
  • § 17.2 : In General17-2
  • § 17.3 : Requirements of an Amendment17-2
  • § 17.4 : Procedures for Amending Claims Prior to March 1, 200117-3
    • § 17.4.1 : First Procedure17-3
    • § 17.4.2 : Second Procedure17-3
    • § 17.4.3 : Third Procedure17-4
    • § 17.4.4 : Fourth Procedure17-4
    • § 17.4.5 : Fifth Procedure17-4
  • § 17.5 : Procedures for Amending Claims Effective March 1, 200117-5
  • § 17.6 : Procedures for Amending Claims and Other Parts of a Patent Application Effective July 30, 200317-5
  • § 17.7 : Preliminary Amendment17-7
  • § 17.8 : Amendment in Response to an Office Action Which Is Not a Final Rejection17-7
  • § 17.9 : Amendment in Response to a Final Rejection17-8
  • § 17.10 : Proposed Prior Art Charts17-8
  • Exhibit 17-1 : Office Action on Goda Patent17-9
    • § 17.10.1 : Prior Art Chart 17-117-16
  • Chart 17-1 : Chart Comparing Claim 1 with Goda Patent17-16
    • § 17.10.2 : Prior Art Chart 17-217-17
  • Chart 17-2 : Chart Comparing Claim 9 with Goda Patent17-17
    • § 17.10.3 : Prior Art Chart 17-317-18
  • Chart 17-3 : Chart Comparing Brooks Invention and Goda Patent17-18
  • § 17.11 : Form for Preparation of an Amendment17-18
  • § 17.12 : Proposed Amendment17-18
  • Form 17-1 : Sample Format Revised Amendment Practice17-19
  • Sample 17-1 : In the United States Patent and Trademark Office17-24
Chapter 18: Preparation of Affidavits; and Forms 18-1 to 18-3
  • § 18:1 : Introduction18-1
  • § 18:2 : Rule 131 Affidavit18-1
  • § 18:3 : Form and Sample18-5
  • Form 18-1 : Rule 131 Affidavit18-6
  • Sample 18-1 : Rule 131 Affidavit18-7
  • § 18:4 : Rule 132 Affidavit18-8
  • § 18:5 : Form and Sample18-9
  • Form 18-2 : Rule 132 Affidavit18-10
  • Sample 18-2 : Rule 132 Affidavit18-12
  • § 18:6 : Rule 130 Affidavit—Form and Sample18-13
  • Form 18-2 : Rule 130 Declaration18-14
  • Sample 18-2 : Rule 130 Declaration18-16
Chapter 19: Preparation of an Appeal Brief
  • § 19.1 : Introduction19-1
  • § 19.2 : Contents of an Appeal Brief19-2
    • § 19.2.1 : Identification Page19-2
    • § 19.2.2 : Table of Contents Page19-2
    • § 19.2.3 : Real Party in Interest19-2
    • § 19.2.4 : Related Appeals, Interferences, and Trials19-2
    • § 19.2.5 : Summary of Claimed Subject Matter19-3
    • § 19.2.6 : Argument19-3
    • § 19.2.7 : Claims Appendix19-4
  • § 19.3 : Sample19-4
  • Sample 19-1 : Appeal Brief19-5
Chapter 20: Preparation of an Information Disclosure Statement; and Forms 20-1 to 20-8
  • § 20.1 : Introduction20-1
  • § 20.2 : Duty to Disclose20-1
  • § 20.3 : Types of Information20-2
  • § 20.4 : Information Material to Patentability20-7
  • § 20.5 : Associated Individuals20-7
  • § 20.6 : Time Periods for Filing20-7
  • § 20.7 : Content20-9
  • § 20.8 : Forms20-9
  • Form 20-1 : Information Disclosure Statement20-11
  • Form 20-2 : PTO/SB/0820-12
  • Form 20-3 : Information Disclosure Statement20-14
  • Form 20-4 : Letter to Client on Filed Information Disclosure Statement20-15
  • Form 20-5 : Additional Page for a Specific Information Disclosure Statement20-16
  • Form 20-6 : Petition for Information Disclosure Statement20-17
  • Form 20-7 : Letter Enclosing a Copy for Each Cited Deposit20-19
  • Form 20-8 : Citation of Documents20-20
Chapter 21: Preparation of Other Papers; and Forms 21-1 to 21-38
  • § 21:1 : Introduction21-1
  • § 21:2 : Patent Application Transmittals21-2
  • § 21:3 : Fee Transmittal21-2
  • § 21:4 : Assignment21-2
  • § 21:5 : Declarations and Related Documents for Applications Filed on or After September 16, 201221-3
  • § 21:6 : Response to a Notice to File Missing Parts of an Application21-5
  • § 21:7 : Claim for Priority from or Benefit of an Earlier Application21-6
  • § 21:8 : Terminal Disclaimer21-7
  • § 21:9 : Correction of an Issued Patent21-7
  • § 21:10 : Payment of Patent Maintenance Fee21-8
  • § 21:11 : Provisional Application21-8
  • § 21:12 : Notice of Appeal21-8
  • § 21:13 : Request for Oral Hearing21-8
  • § 21:14 : Design Application21-8
  • § 21:15 : Continued Prosecution Application21-9
  • § 21:16 : Status Letter21-9
  • § 21:17 : Letter to Client on Serial Number and Filing Date21-9
  • § 21:18 : Letter to Client on Office Action21-9
  • § 21:19 : Letter to Client Regarding Notice of Allowance21-10
  • § 21:20 : Letter to Client Acknowledging Instructions21-10
  • § 21:21 : Letter to Client Reminding of Due Date for Filing a Document21-10
  • § 21:22 : Claiming Small Entity Status and Micro Entity Status21-11
  • Form 21-1 : Utility Patent Application Transmittal21-14
  • Form 21-2 : Design Patent Application Transmittal21-15
  • Form 21-3 : Plant Patent Application Transmittal21-16
  • Form 21-4 : Provisional Application For Patent Cover Sheet21-17
  • Form 21-5 : Fee Transmittal21-19
  • Form 21-6 : Assignment21-20
  • Form 21-7 : Assignment21-22
  • Form 21-8 : Recordation Form Cover Sheet21-24
  • Form 21-9 : Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (37 C.F.R. § 1.63)21-28
  • Form 21-10 : Plant Patent Application (35 U.S.C. § 161) Declaration (37 C.F.R. § 1.162)21-30
  • Form 21-11 : Supplemental Sheet for Declaration21-32
  • Form 21-12 : Declaration (37 C.F.R. § 1.63) for Utility or Design Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 C.F.R. § 1.76)21-33
  • Form 21-13 : Declaration (37 C.F.R. § 1.63) for Plant Application Using an Application Data Sheet (37 C.F.R. § 1.76)21-34
  • Form 21-14 : Substitute Statement in Lieu of an Oath or Declaration for Utility or Design Patent Application (35 U.S.C. § 115(d) and 37 C.F.R. § 1.64)21-35
  • Form 21-15 : Substitute Statement Supplemental Sheet21-37
  • Form 21-16 : Application Data Sheet 37 C.F.R. § 1.7621-38
  • Form 21-17 : Power of Attorney to Prosecute Applications Before the USPTO21-44
  • Form 21-18 : Transmittal for Power of Attorney to One or More Registered Practitioners21-45
  • Form 21-19 : Statement Under 37 C.F.R. § 3.73(c)21-47
  • Form 21-20 : Response to Notice to File Missing Parts21-49
  • Form 21-21A : Certification of Micro Entity Status (Gross Income Basis)21-51
  • Form 21-21B : Certification of Micro Entity Status (Institution of Higher Education Basis)21-52
  • Form 21-22 : Terminal Disclaimer21-53
  • Form 21-23 : Request for Certificate of Correction Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.32221-54
  • Form 21-24 : Certificate of Correction21-55
  • Form 21-25 : Request for Certificate of Correction Under 37 C.F.R. § 1.32321-56
  • Form 21-26 : Letter on Errors21-57
  • Form 21-27 : Transmittal Letter for Maintenance Fee21-58
  • Form 21-28 : Transmittal Letter for Provisional Application21-60
  • Form 21-29 : Notice of Appeal21-62
  • Form 21-30 : Request for Oral Hearing21-65
  • Form 21-31 : Transmittal Letter for Design Application21-67
  • Form 21-32 : Transmittal Letter for Continued Prosecution Application21-69
  • Form 21-33 : Status Letter21-72
  • Form 21-34 : Letter to Client on Serial Number and Filing Date21-73
  • Form 21-35 : Letter to Client on Office Action21-75
  • Form 21-36 : Letter to Client Regarding Notice of Allowance21-77
  • Form 21-37 : Letter to Client Acknowledging Instructions21-78
  • Form 21-38 : Letter to Client Reminding of Due Date for Filing a Document21-79
Chapter 22: Patent Litigation
  • § 22:1 : Introduction22-1
  • § 22:2 : Parties22-1
  • § 22:3 : Jurisdiction22-2
  • § 22:4 : Venue22-2
  • § 22:5 : Causes of Action22-5
    • § 22:5.1 : Injunction Under Section 28322-6
    • § 22:5.2 : Damages Under Section 28422-8
  • § 22:6 : Presumption of Validity22-9
  • § 22:7 : Defenses22-9
  • § 22:8 : Declaratory Judgments22-12
  • § 22:9 : Prosecution Laches and the Lemelson Patents22-15
  • § 22:10 : False Marking and Virtual Marking22-16
  • § 22:11 : Joinder of Parties22-18
  • § 22:12 : Practice and Procedure22-19
  • § 22:13 : Attorney Fees22-20
Chapter 23: Antitrust
  • § 23.1 : Introduction23-1
  • § 23.2 : Acquisition23-1
  • § 23.3 : Litigation23-2
  • § 23.4 : Fraud23-2
  • § 23.5 : Licensing23-2
  • § 23.6 : Price Fixing23-2
  • § 23.7 : Tie-in Restrictions23-2
  • § 23.8 : Patent Package23-3
  • § 23.9 : Patent Pooling23-3
  • § 23.10 : Grant-Back23-3
  • § 23.11 : Restrictions23-4
  • § 23.12 : Pharmaceutical Settlement Agreements Under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments23-4
Chapter 24: Post-Grant Procedures
  • § 24:1 : Introduction24-1
  • § 24:2 : Certificate of Correction24-1
  • § 24:3 : Disclaimer24-1
  • § 24:4 : Reissue Patent24-2
  • § 24:5 : Ex Parte Reexamination of a Patent24-2
  • § 24:6 : Inter Partes Reexamination of a Patent24-3
  • § 24:7 : New Post-Grant Procedures Under the America Invents Act24-3
    • § 24:7.1 : Inter Partes Review24-4
    • § 24:7.2 : Supplemental Examination24-11
    • § 24:7.3 : Post-Grant Review24-12
    • § 24:7.4 : Transitional Program for Review of Validity of Covered Business Method Patents24-14
Chapter 25: Other Intellectual Property
  • § 25:1 : Introduction25-1
  • § 25:2 : Trademark25-1
  • § 25:3 : Copyright25-2
  • § 25:4 : Trade Secret25-2
Chapter 26: Patent Licensing
  • § 26:1 : Introduction26-1
  • § 26:2 : The Need for Patent Licensing26-2
  • § 26:3 : General Considerations26-3
  • § 26:4 : Types of Patent Licenses26-5
  • § 26:5 : Parts of a Patent License Agreement26-6
  • § 26:6 : The License Grant26-6
    • § 26:6.1 : Field(s) of Use26-6
    • § 26:6.2 : Permitted Activities26-6
    • § 26:6.3 : Geographic Region26-7
    • § 26:6.4 : Limited List of Customers26-7
    • § 26:6.5 : Reservation of Rights26-7
  • § 26:7 : Consideration for the Grant26-7
    • § 26:7.1 : The Royalty Base26-7
    • § 26:7.2 : Up-Front Payments26-8
    • § 26:7.3 : Running Royalty26-8
    • § 26:7.4 : Minimum Royalty26-9
    • § 26:7.5 : Maximum Royalty26-9
  • § 26:8 : Deliverables26-9
  • § 26:9 : Auditing26-9
  • § 26:10 : Duration and Renewal26-10
  • § 26:11 : Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act26-10
  • § 26:12 : Sample Form Patent License Agreement26-10
  • Form 26-1 : Patent License Agreement26-12
Appendix A: Legacy Chapters from the Third Edition
Appendix B: United States Code Title 35
Appendix C: Rules of Practice: 37 C.F.R. Parts 1, 3, 4, and 5
  Glossary
  Table of Authorities
  Index

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