US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals, Second Edition
US Patent Law for European Patent Professionals is virtually a brand new book that tells European practitioners not just about the framework of US patent law, but how it is applied. No such book providing practical advice on US patent law for European patent professionals exists on the market. Far more than a revised update, this second edition of a well-received guide to US patent law is twice as valuable to European patent practitioners as the previous edition. This book covers most of the “basic” situations that occur in preparing and prosecuting US applications and enforcing US patents as well as some of the “unusual” situations. The author, drawing on her recent years at a US firm, has augmented each chapter with practical information – including lines of argumentation to overcome obviousness rejections – and added new chapters, as well as much more detail on petitions and appeals, post-grant proceedings, and litigation.
What’s in this book:
With an overview of options at each stage of US patent prosecution and enforcement, with particular emphasis on its differences from the EPO system, this second edition details the available courses of action for all the procedural scenarios a European patent attorney is likely to encounter. The book aims to simplify communication between European and US patent professionals by ensuring that both parties have a common understanding of basic US legal terms and the available courses of action for the most common procedural scenarios. The coverage is loaded with practical guidance on such aspects of US patent law and procedure as the following:
- drafting applications and filing them at the US Patent Office;
- applying provisions of the America Invents Act of 2011;
- possible responses to a Final Office Action;
- costs, fees, and time periods for various procedural actions;
- using the US Manual of Patent Examination Procedure (MPEP);
- declarations, oaths, and affidavits;
- the Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS);
- submissions on patentability by third parties; and
- supplemental replies during examination proceedings.
How this will help you:
In this highly practical, one-of-a-kind book, European patent professionals will find exactly what is required at every stage of patent proceedings in the US. There is no other available source of such instantly accessible information for European patent lawyers, in-house counsel, and paralegals, or EPC or national patent office officials, to all of whom this well-received book on US Patent law will be of immeasurable value and usefulness. Intellectual property law academics and students will also benefit from the book’s comparative approach.
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