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Principles of Patent Law 5th Edition

These pages contain supplemental course materials for the Fifth Edition of Principles of Patent Law, which is available for purchase or rental directly from the publisher as both a hardcopy and an ebook.  It can also be found at booksellers such as Amazon.com.  Click here for the Fourth Edition materials. Click here for the Sixth Edition materials.

The supplemental materials include patents, articles, and historical documents relating to the leading cases in each chapter, as well as links to the relevant statutes and Manual of Patent Examining Procedure sections.  Each chapter’s page also contains a summary of the relevant sections of the America Invents Act.  Also available here is a provisional version of Title 35 as amended by the America Invents Act.

As we prepare for the forthcoming sixth edition, some chapter pages also include a PDF errata sheet. Please be advised, there may be some errors.

Chapter 1 – Origins and Policies
Chapter 2 – Obtaining the Patent Grant
Chapter 3 – Disclosure Requirements
Chapter 4 – Novelty and Loss of Right
Chapter 5 – Nonobviousness
Chapter 6 – Utility
Chapter 7 – Statutory Subject Matter
Chapter 8 – Infringement
Chapter 9 – Defenses and Limitations
Chapter 10 – Remedies