The most significant overhaul of the U.S. patent laws in decades occurred with the recent passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). Understanding the law that dictates what a patent is and how a patent is obtained and enforced, and the recent changes through statute or case law litigation presents unique challenges. This third edition o

chapter 1|6 pages

- Patents as intellectual property

chapter 3|8 pages

- The U.S. patent system

chapter 4|12 pages

- The Canadian patent system

chapter 5|20 pages

- The patentable invention

chapter 6|12 pages

- The evolution of a patent

chapter 8|22 pages

- The basic principles of patent searching

chapter 9|6 pages

- Patent searching in the 21st century

chapter 10|12 pages

- Patents as legal documents

chapter 11|4 pages

- Patent information from the Internet

chapter 12|6 pages

- Importance of record keeping

chapter 13|18 pages

- Patents around the world

chapter 14|10 pages

- America Invents Act