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Law of Patents, Sixth Edition

  • Craig Allen Nard
Series / Aspen Casebook Series
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This comprehensive and up-to-date casebook on the law of patents features helpful introductory text, technologically-accessible cases, detailed comments, comparative, policy, and patent reform perspectives.

The new Fifth Edition offers up-to-date Federal Circuit and Supreme Court case law, including Helsinn, Impression Products, Halo, and Promega, as well as detailed comments following the principal cases. This edition also features enhanced policy and comparative perspectives, as well as additional materials on patent reform perspectives (e.g., America Invents Act).

New to the 6th Edition:

  • Restructuring and resequencing of chapters
  • Extensive discussion of America Invents Act
  • New Principal cases
  • Updated Comments

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Richness in doctrine, policy, and theory.
  • Concise, but thorough coverage.
  • Logical and accessible sequencing of chapters.
  • Helpful introductions to each chapter, transitional text within sections, and introductions and background information for most cases.
  • Detailed comments sections follow the cases, delving into the doctrine and policy, and comparative perspectives.
  • Perspectives throughout that provide stimulating points for discussion.


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