Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Chapter 7: Infringement)

Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Fall 2021)

158 Pages Posted: 4 May 2021 Last revised: 6 Aug 2021

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Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law

Mark D. Janis

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Ted M. Sichelman

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: August 6, 2021

Abstract

Less than a handful of casebooks are truly open source, in the sense of being fully modifiable. (i>Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook is the first patent law casebook that provides adopting professors, students, and others the ability to fully modify its contents. This chapter of the casebook covers infringement. It addresses the element-by-element comparisons required in establishing literal infringement and infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, and also covers means-plus-function claim limitations. The chapter also explores how the statute and case law define acts of infringement. In particular, the chapter discusses the geographic locus of infringing acts, the problem of divided infringement, indirect infringement, and transnational infringement.

Keywords: patent law, patents, casebook, open source, infringement, all-elements rule, doctrine of equivalents, indirect infringement, contributory infringement, means-plus-function claims, inducement, divided infringement

JEL Classification: O30

Suggested Citation

Rantanen, Jason and Janis, Mark David and Sichelman, Ted M., Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Chapter 7: Infringement) (August 6, 2021). Patent Law: An Open-Source Casebook (Fall 2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836991 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836991

Jason Rantanen

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

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Mark David Janis

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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Ted M. Sichelman (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

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