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Electronic and Software Patents: Law and Practice, Fourth Edition

Published by Bloomberg BNA
By Steven W. Lundberg, Stephen C. Durant, and Ann McCrackin, Editors-in-Chief
Publication Date: 2016
1,418 pages

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Electronic and Software Patents: Law and PracticeA focused, practical reference designed to help practitioners draft, prosecute, and manage a strong portfolio of electronic and technology patents.

This step-by-step strategy guide helps practitioners deal with today’s lightning-paced technological developments, changes in USPTO policy, and pivotal court rulings. In addition the Fourth Edition of Electronic and Software Patents includes perspectives and tactics, including guidance on tough decisions regarding patent protection, prior art, strategy, and drafting claims; lessons on preparing computer-related patent applications; insights on drafting with the appropriate scope; practice “tips and traps” for each step of the patent prosecution process; international drafting and prosecution strategies for Japan, the United States, and Europe, and where to file first; working with business method patents and design patents; in-house patent portfolio development; noninfringment and invalidity opinions; design-around techniques, and litigation of software patents.

New in the Fourth Edition:

  • Expanded discussion of patent eligibility after Alice, including decisions by the Federal Circuit striking down business, financial, or entrepreneurial inventions as patent-ineligible
  • New discussion of claims interpretation in inter partes review and other post-grant proceedings for patent drafters following Cuozzo, in which the Supreme Court upheld the Patent Office’s regulation that the “broadest reasonable interpretation” standard applies to claims considered during inter partes review
  • Discussion of enhanced damages under the Patent Act after the Supreme Court’s decision in Halo Electronics
  • Detailed guidance on conducting successful interviews after the patent application is filed
  • Expanded discussion of patent infringement and recent case law
  • Analysis of the impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act, which went into effect on May 11, 2016
  • And more
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