About the Book
The Law of Patents
Craig A. Nard
Case Western Reserve University
2011. 960 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-9649-8. With Teacher's Manual.
About the Book
A lean yet comprehensive casebook on the law of patents that features helpful introductory text, technologically-accessible cases, detailed comments, comparative and policy perspectives, and statutes.
- Rich 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 following the cases that delve into the doctrine and policy
- Perspectives throughout the book
- comparative—explores the comparative/international aspects of any given use
- policy – discusses a theoretical point or relevant policy debate.
- Integrated treatment of relevant statutory provisions
- Optional coverage of trade secret protection
- Extensive citations to academic literature
- A companion website
New to the Second Edition:
- New principal cases
- Automotive Technologies v. BMW (enablement)
- Ariad Pharmaceuticals v. Eli Lilly (written description)
- Star Scientific Reynolds Tobacco Co. (definiteness)
- Bilski v. Doll (subject matter eligibility)
- Perfect Web Technologies, Inc. v. Infousa, Inc. (non-obviousness)
- Proctor & Gamble v. Teva Pharmaceuticals (non-obviousness)
- Lucent Technologies v. Gateway (indirect infringement)
- Quanta Computer v. LG Electronics (exhaustion and use of contracts)
- i4i Ltd. Partnership v. Microsoft Corp. (damages)
- New and updated Comments and Comparative and Policy Perspectives
- New and updated PowerPoint slides and website
- Coverage of claim interpretation has reorganized to provide early exposure to its importance