This Nutshell provides a succinct description of the fundamentals of U.S. patent law. Ranging from the acquisition of patent rights to their enforcement, it contains an overview of relevant statutes, rules, and cases that collectively define this area of intellectual property law. Topics include claim construction, obviousness, anticipation, written description and enablement, infringement, remedies, and other notable doctrines. Patent law has evolved quickly in the past few years. This Nutshell captures those changes and relates them well to the overall fabric of intellectual property law. This reference is suitable for use by those with a beginner s knowledge of patent law, but it has sufficient depth to be instructive for every practitioner in this exciting and dynamic field.
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This book is wonderful for summing up a patent law class in a single read. I used it to prepare for my final at the end of the semester and it was extremely helpful to help build my outline. The structure of the chapters and topics and the brevity in which they summarize the key cases is what makes this little book so useful.
This quasi horn-book provides what it was meant to - basic law, rules, test, standards for legal analysis for final exams in law school. However, it is very basic and it neither goes into detailed legal analysis, nor provides deep case-notes.
It's readable, but some language can be somewhat twisted in some parts, sections. It can probably be finished in a couple of hours, if read straight through, (despite 400+ pages) because the font is not very dense and the size of the book is very small.
I recommend it to anyone preparing for patent law exam in 2-3 days (as I am right now). I wouldn't recommend using this book for reading during the course of the semester, as it is not very detailed and would be mostly futile.
Does a great job of breaking down the basics and providing clarifying examples. Doesn't get into fine detail on laws or application of them, but gives you a solid basic understanding. Perfect for what I was after.
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