Contents: Introduction and overview of a patent lawsuit -- The pizza box case: anatomy of a case for patent novices -- The complaint -- Motions to dismiss, to transfer, to strike -- Answer and counterclaims -- Preliminary injunction motions -- The case-management conference -- Discovery issues unique to patent cases -- Claim construction: the Markman hearing -- Summary judgment motions -- Pretrial issues and motions in limine -- Trial -- Posttrial proceedings -- The appeal.
Contents: An irresistible analogy -- The trouble with intellectual property in biotechnology -- Intellectual property and innovation -- Welcome to the bazaar -- Open source licensing for biotechnology -- Foundations of the biobazaar -- Financing open source biotechnology -- Biotechnology’s open source revolution.
Contents: Copyright -- Three copyright issues -- Patent -- Trademarks -- Trade secrets -- Rights of publicity, privacy, and defamation -- International IP law -- Digital rights management -- Toward tomorrow, today : IP law in virtual worlds.
The patent grant and the meaning of patents -- Types of patents -- Other features of patents -- The value of patents -- How to evaluate an invention -- What a patent is not -- What is patentable? -- Who may obtain a patent? -- When may one apply for a patent? -- How to obtain a patent -- Prepare a disclosure of the invention -- Conduct a patentability search -- Prepare and file the patent application -- Provisional and non-provisional patent applications -- Prosecution of the non-provisional patent application -- Issuance of the patent -- Maintenance fees -- Exploitation of patents -- Enforcement of patents -- Alternatives to patent protection