The policies that shape the law of patents Congressional implementation of constitutional authority Patent claims and their construction Direct infringement : literal infringement Direct infringement : infringement by equivalents Indirect infringement : inducement and contribution Injunctive relief Exclusion orders : U.S. International Trade Commission Damages, interest, and costs Reasonable and entire compensation : the court of federal claims Increased damages and attorney fees Eligibility : what subject matter is appropriate for patenting? Adequacy of the claims Adequacy of the specification Novelty : the concept of anticipation by prior art Events and information that qualify as prior art or statutory bars Obviousness : the concept of obviousness in view of prior art Utility and operability Designs and plants Ex parte patent prosecution Conflicting claims to priority : interferences Reissue, reexamination, and other corrective procedures Acquisition of patent rights Government immunity Jurisdictional considerations at the trial court level Motions, discovery, and pretrial matters Trial and judgment Preclusion by judgment or by estoppel Defenses to a patent infringement suit Unenforceability as a defense : inequitable conduct Patent antitrust and the defense of misuse Torts involving patents; preemption issues Jurisdictional considerations at the appellate level Finality, appealability, and scope of review.
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Print version: Harmon, Robert L. Harmon on patents. Arlington, VA : BNA Books, c2007