Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity is an authoritative legal treatise available electronically on Wolters Kluwer's CHEETAH legal research platform as a standalone subscription or as part of the IP Virtual Library. The treatise is updated annually. Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity provides the attorney or patent professional with a second to none treatment of the current state of the law concerning patentable subject matter, nonobviousness, utility, drafting claims and supporting disclosures, double patenting, and novelty and priority both pre- and post-passage of the America Invents Act.
First published in 2012, Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity satisfies the need for a concise, accessible and practical treatment of U.S. patent law with regards to patentability and validity. Volume I also targets the nuts and bolts of patent prosecution with an emphasis on the criticality of patent claim drafting and interpretation.
Mueller on Patent Law: Patent Enforcement is an authoritative legal treatise available electronically on Wolters Kluwer's CHEETAH legal research platform as a standalone subscription or as part of the IP Virtual Library. The treatise is updated annually. Mueller on Patent Law deftly illustrates and explains the intricacies of U.S. patent law with a focus on critical decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Spanning the patent system's genesis in the U.S. Constitution through significant reforms implemented by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA), Volume 2 investigates the substance and procedure of enforcing U.S. patents and challenging their validity. Examining key topics such as jurisdiction, venue, and pleading in patent cases; the centrality of claim interpretation, literal infringement and infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, liability under theories of direct and indirect infringement, defenses including inequitable conduct, remedies for patent infringement, new means for challenging patents in the USPTO via AIA-implemented post-grant procedures, and international patent systems, Volume 2 provides a comprehensive look at patent enforcement in the United States and abroad.
Patent Law delivers a succinct, single-volume explanation of the principal legal doctrines, key judicial authority, governing statutes, and guiding policy considerations in obtaining and enforcing a U.S. patent. The text breaks down the often abstract and complex statutes and cases into understandable pieces. A final chapter addresses central aspects of international patent law as they affect U.S. practice. Written at an appropriate level for students with or without technical backgrounds, Patent Law is suitable for use with any patent casebook. A valuable reference for students who go on to careers in IP law, the text is helpful in preparing students who choose to take the Patent Office's registration exam. Patent law terms of art are highlighted in boldface type throughout the text and defined in a glossary for quick reference. Visual aids and a sample patent with its prosecution history help students through the course. Fully updated to reflect America Invents Act changes, Patent Law is available in softcover and Kindle versions.
This is the best of the hornbooks on the basics of the patent law. I am both a partner in a law firm who specializes in patent litigation, and an adjunct professor of law. I have been practicing in the field for almost 20 years, and I still find myself going back to this book for easy-to-find, clear and concise answers to patent law questions...
— James Hopenfeld on Amazon.com
Janice M. Mueller co-founded the Chisum Patent Academy with Donald S. Chisum in 2009. She co-teaches the Academy's small group, advanced patent law seminars and lectures about patent law to corporate clients. From 2004-2011 Janice was a tenured full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she taught and wrote in the field of intellectual property law with an emphasis in U.S. and comparative patent law. Janice has also taught at the John Marshall Law School (Chicago), Suffolk University (Boston), the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, and William Mitchell College of Law.
A registered U.S. patent attorney and chemical engineer, Janice began her legal career as a patent agent with Merchant & Gould, P.C. in Minneapolis. After law school Janice completed a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Giles S. Rich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She litigated patent and copyright infringement cases as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice before entering legal academia in 1995.
Janice has served on the AIPLA's Amicus Committee, was a trustee of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, and chaired the Expert Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property for the non-profit Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Janice has lectured for BarBri Patent Bar Review.
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