Chapter 1: Patent Law in a Nutshell

Patent Law in a Nutshell, M. Adelman, R. Rader & G. Klancnik, eds., Thomson, 2008

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-67

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-67

15 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2013

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Martin J. Adelman

George Washington University - Law School

Randall Rader

George Washington University - Law School

Gordon Klancnik

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This book provides a concise description of the fundamentals of U.S. patent law. The book is organized in sixteen chapters, covering topics such as the foundations of patent law, patent acquisition, anticipation, patent eligibility, patent claims, construction, and remedies. The book discusses the key statutes, rules, and cases that have shaped present-day patent law doctrine.

Keywords: patent law, nutshell, hornbook, patent eligibility, patent claims, patent construction, patent acquisition, anticipation, statutory bars, novelty, nonobviousness, adequate disclosure

JEL Classification: K11, K39

Suggested Citation

Adelman, Martin J. and Rader, Randall and Klancnik, Gordon, Chapter 1: Patent Law in a Nutshell (2008). Patent Law in a Nutshell, M. Adelman, R. Rader & G. Klancnik, eds., Thomson, 2008; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-67; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-67. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2245617

Martin J. Adelman (Contact Author)

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Randall Rader

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

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Gordon Klancnik

Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

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