The Patent System: Key Developments and Issues for Further Consideration


Deanna Hoffman (Editor)

Series: Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures
BISAC: LAW050020

Following several years of legislative discussion concerning patent reform, the Congress enacted P.L. 112-29, signed into law on September 16, 2011. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, or “AIA,” made significant changes to the patent system. This book discusses the changes made as well as key developments and issues for further consideration in the patent system. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act: Innovation Issues (pp. 1-30)
John R. Thomas

Chapter 2 – Compulsory Licensing of Patented Inventions (pp. 31-52)
John R. Thomas

Chapter 3 – Gene Patents: A Brief Overview of Intellectual Property Issues (pp. 53-64)
John R. Thomas

Chapter 4 – Tailoring the Patent System for Specific Industries (pp. 65-84)
John R. Thomas

Chapter 5 – An Overview of the “Patent Trolls” Debate (pp. 85-114)
Brian T. Yeh


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