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Reading Patent Law: A Review of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner

9 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2013 Last revised: 31 Dec 2014

Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2013

Abstract

This essay examines Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner’s Reading Law in the context of patent law. In it, I explore the relationship between textualism and two facets of patent law: statutory interpretation and claim construction. This examination illustrates some of the strengths and limitations of Justice Scalia and Professor Garner’s approach to interpreting legal texts.

Keywords: patent, textualism, review

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Rantanen, Jason, Reading Patent Law: A Review of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner (December 1, 2013). 6 Landslide 50, 2013; U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-01. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2370069

Jason Rantanen (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

Melrose and Byington
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

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