Patent Fundamentals for Biotechnology and the Life Sciences

Patent Fundamentals for Biotechnology and the Life Sciences

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This book will be designed to provide an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand primer on patent law, one of the most complex and specialized areas of law. The goal is to provide a practical understanding of patent law to those people who encounter patent-related and IP (Intellectual Property) issues on a repeat (if infrequent) basis. This would be of extreme value to corporate and other attorneys, as well as investors, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in patent law and intellectual property fundamentals, related to biotechnology and the life sciences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 156 x 235mm
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 20 black & white illustrations
  • 1138035963
  • 9781138035966

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Joshua Harris is a registered patent attorney with over a dozen years of experience counseling clients to develop and manage their own patent portfolios, analyze competitor patent properties, and formulate strategies to increase the client's business value. He works with individual investors, small start-up companies, and multi-million dollar international corporations, in all areas related to patent law and intellecual propertry (IP).
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Table of contents

Innovation. Origin of U.S. Patents. Inventors: Ideas and Innovation. Patent Claims. Patentable Subject Matter, Utility, and Types of Patents. Novelty and Non-Obviousness. Enablement and Written Description. Patent Prosecution. Anatomy of an Issued Patent. Patent Owner Rights and Intellectual Property. Seller Considerations. Buyer Considerations. License. Owner Considerations in License Negotiations. Patents as a Part of the Deal. Litigation. District Court Litigation. What's at Stake: Litigation Remedies. Defenses in Litigation. Patent Office Proceedings. Appeals:Federal Circuit and Supreme Court. Special Cases.
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