This new edition captures all of the recent and rapidly emerging changes in case law and the America Invents Act, yet retains its student- and professor-friendly approach to the policies and rules of patent law. This version teaches the far-reaching legal tenets of patent law that are venerable and yet as current as the latest developments from the laboratory bench. Like its successful predecessors, this casebook draws on insights from other areas of U.S. law as well as from aspects of foreign systems. In particular this new edition features new chapters on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Standard Essential Patents, and prior art under the AIA.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/28/2018

Martin J. Adelman, George Washington University Law School

Randall R. Rader, George Washington University Law School

John R. Thomas, Georgetown University Law Center


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  • Enfish, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., 822 F.3d 1327 (Fed. Cir. 2016), §§ I-II
  • Berkheimer v. HP Inc., 881 F.3d 1360 (Fed.cir . 2018)
  • Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc., 788 F.3d 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2015)
  • Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharm. USA, Inc., 855 F.3d 1356 (Fed. Cir. 2017), cert. granted, 138 S. Ct. 2678 (2018)
  • Oil States v. Greene’s Energy
  • Cuozzo Speed Techs. v. Lee
  • Aqua Prods v. Matal
  • PPC Broadband v. Corning Optical
  • SAS Institute v. Iancu
  • Versata Software v. Callidus Software
  • TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Grp. Brands LLC, 137 S. Ct. 1514 (2017)
  • In re Cray Inc., 871 F.3d 1355 (Fed. Cir. 2017)
  • Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse Elecs., Inc., 136 S. Ct. 1923 (2016)
  • Samsung Elecs. Co. v. Apple Inc., 137 S. Ct. 429 (2016)
  • WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., 138 S. Ct. 2129 (2018)
  • Microsoft v. Motorola
  • Ericsson v. D-Link
  • Huawei v. ZTE
  • Unwired Planet v. Huawei

  • Novelty under the AIA
  • Novelty Pre-AIA
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Comparative Patent Law: Standard Essential Patents

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