Reading Patent Law: A Review of Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A. Garner
6 Landslide 50, 2013
9 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2013 Last revised: 31 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 1, 2013
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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