The Chemist`s Companion Guide to Patent Law
Written by an individual with experience as both a chemist and a patent attorney, The Chemist s Companion Guide to Patent Law covers everything the student or working chemist needs to know about patentability, explaining important concepts of patent law (such as novelty, non obviousness, and freedom to operate) in easy to understand terms.
Chapter 1. Patent Basics.
2. Patents as Property.
3. Patent Rights are Rights to Exclude.
4. Patents do not convey the Freedom to Operate the Invention.
5. Contrasting Freedom to Operate with Patentability.
6. Assignment and Recordation of Patents.
7. Why Have Patents?
Chapter 2. The Patent Process.
1. An Overview of the Patent Process in the United States.
2. Post Grant Procedures at the USPTO.
a. Patent Maintenance Fees.
b. Reissue Applications and Patents.
c. Ex partes Patent Reexamination Procedures.
d. Inter Partes Patent Reexamination Procedures.
3. Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution.
Chapter 3. Prior Art and the Chemical Invention.
1. What is Prior Art?
2. Prior Art that Can be Antedated.
3. Prior Art that is an Absolute Bar.
4. §102 References in Support of Obviousness Rejections.
5. Double Patenting.
6. Obviousness Type Double Patenting.
7. Hypothetical Example 1.
8. Hypothetical Example 2.
Chapter 4. Inventorship.
Chapter 5. Patent Claims.
Chapter 6. Basic Requirements of Patentability: Utility.
Chapter 7. Basic Requirements of Patentability: Novelty.
Chapter 8. Basic Requirements of Patentability: Nonobviousness.
Chapter 9. Basic Requirements of Patentability: Written Description, Enablement and Best Mode.
Chapter 10. Afterward and Sources.
Table of Cases.