Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity

Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity is an authoritative work  available in electronic form  as a standalone subscription or as part of Intellectual Property Cheetah. The  work provides convenient, concise, and timely one-source access to all you need to know to maneuver the shifting waters of patentability, validity and enforcement.

Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity offers second to none treatment of the current law on patent-eligible subject matter, nonobviousness, utility, drafting claims and supporting disclosures, the claim definiteness requirement, enablement, best mode, double patenting, novelty, and priority, both pre- and post-passage of the America Invents Act (AIA).

V Mueller on Patent Law: Patentability and Validity satisfies the need for a concise, accessible and practical treatment of U.S. patent law with regards to patentability and validity. It  targets the nuts and bolts of patent prosecution with an emphasis on the criticality of patent claim drafting and interpretation.

This indispensable resource also:

  • Explains complex patent cases and concepts in a clear-cut, accessible way and identifies what is truly important about each issue.
  • Accelerates legal research by providing what you “need to know” about patent procurement and enforcement without sacrificing the depth and complexity of the subject matter.
  • Offers a practical guide to understanding how and why patent law has developed in the Federal Circuit era, and how the Supreme Court’s active oversight is changing the law.
  • Analyzes patent law in light of the significant changes that have and will occur as implemented by the AIA.
  • Highlights the central importance of careful patent claim drafting and interpretation in all aspects of patent practice.

Highlights  include:

  • Expert, practical analysis
  • Treatment that streamlines legal research and provides quick answers
  • Timely analysis in the new America Invents Act era of U.S. patent law
  • Accessible coverage of this complex area of law through illustrative examples
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Contributor(s)

Janice M. Mueller is a registered U.S. patent attorney and chemical engineer. She was the first woman to serve as a judicial law clerk for Judge Giles S. Rich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, from 1990-1992. Janice litigated patent and copyright infringement cases as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice before entering legal academia. From 2004-2011 Janice was a tenured full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she taught and wrote in the field of intellectual property law with an emphasis in U.S. and comparative patent law. Janice has also taught at John Marshall Law School (Chicago), Suffolk University (Boston), the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, and William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul). Wolters Kluwer published the Fourth Edition of her student text, Patent Law (Aspen Student Treatise Series) in 2013. Janice’s scholarly articles have been published in Baylor Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Houston Law Review, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Kentucky Law Journal, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, and Washington Law Review. In 2009 Janice co-founded with Donald S. Chisum the Chisum Patent Academy, which provides patent law educational services in a unique small-group seminar format. Janice has served on the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Amicus Committee, lectured for BarBri Patent Bar Review, chaired the Expert Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and is a trustee of the Federal Circuit Historical Society.

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